Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends. ~John 15:13
Yes, I know! Monday isn't my usual day to post a blog. But as I have been reflecting on this Memorial Day weekend, especially in light of the recent tragedy that has engulfed our nation with grief, I wanted to acknowledge more sincerely than ever, the significance of Memorial Day in our country.
It is a celebration of service and sacrifice, bravery in the face of danger, a selfless willingness on the part of so many brave men and women to die for the freedoms that our country treasures and holds dear.
As Jesus tells us, there is no greater love than one willing to lay down his life for his friends. I do hope and pray that you will set aside time, not only today, but each and every day to remember those who did just that. The photos I share below are from the 2018 Memorial Day weekend, when granddaughter, Virginia, and I spend time in Oxford (How I miss that place!). Won't you take a stroll down memory land with me?
If you are a veteran, an active service member, have a family member who was or who is serving in the military, or have a loved on lost to the horrors of war, please include their first names in the comment section. I will be sure to pray for these courageous heroes, giving thanks to God for their willingness to stand in harm's way for all of us.