Memorial Day is a day to remember those who have made all that we have today possible–especially those in the military who gave their lives for our freedoms. Yet it is often just cookouts and vacation. It is our duty to remember the past. You know the old saying, “Those who don’t remember the past are doomed to repeat it.” Not only that, but God commands us to remember all that He has done for us and to teach those things to our children.
Only take care, and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things that your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. Make them known to your children and your children’s children.” Deuteronomy 4:9 ESV
We are to tell our stories to our children. God has done great things in our lives. He has shown up and acted in our behalf. He has given us many blessings. Read on in the Bible and you will see that those who do not tell their children about what God has done will end up with children who do not know and love God. Discipleship starts with discipling our own children. It all starts with remembering and telling stories!We are to tell our stories to our children. God has done great things in our lives. Click To Tweet
Remembering on Memorial Day
There are lots of things you can do on Memorial Day to remember the blessings God has given us.
- Look at old photographs and talk about your blessings. If you have photos of family members or friends in the military, focus on those. Describe their specific duties as service men and women.
- If you are having a cookout, use photos of real service men and women. You could
- Scrapbook your own memories on this day. Kids love making thier own special scrapbooks. You can also use an online program. Shutterfly is my favorite–fantastic quality and easy to use. (I use to be a photographer by trade. I am pretty picky. They really are awesome.)
- Send a card to a veteran you know. Make a care package to send to soldiers currently in service.
- Place flowers on the grave of a loved one who has passed on.
- Take some time to pray. Thank God for the those who have paved the way for us. You can use this printable as a prayer guide or add it to your prayer journal.
By this we know love, that he laid down his life for us, and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers.” 1 John 3:16 ESV
So today we want to say thank you to all of veterans who have given everything they had so we could live in a country that gives us our freedom. THANK YOU!
How do you celebrate Memorial Day?