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Two Things to Remember this Memorial Day

by Greg Laurie on May 25, 2020

What should Christians remember on this Memorial Day?

For many, Memorial Day is a nice day off to spend with family and friends. Or it’s a kick-off to the Summer holidays and an opportunity to barbecue.

But for others, it’s a time for deep sadness—for they remember the ultimate sacrifice their loved ones made defending our freedoms.

Although we celebrate under unprecedented circumstances today, there are a couple things we should all remember.

The Ultimate Sacrifice

Let’s remember those that gave their lives defending our county. These courageous soldiers gave their lives for what I believe is still the greatest country on the face of the earth: The United States of America!

I think it’s sad that flying the stars and stripes seems to have gone out of fashion for many. It’s the least we can do to honor the fallen.

Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13 NKJV).

Remember to Pray

Secondly, as Americans—and as Christians—let’s remember to pray for our country.

America has always needed God. But at this time, it’s more apparent than ever. This pandemic is a wake-up call from God Almighty if I have ever seen one.

Here is a promise from God: “If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health” (2 Chronicles 7:13–14 MSG).

God says we need to humble ourselves, pray, seek His presence and turn our backs on our wicked lives. If we do that, the Lord promises to hear our prayers, forgive our sins and restore our land to health.

Let’s pray that God would heal our land. Let’s pray He would send a great revival to America.

Happy Memorial Day.

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