Monday 5.27.13

Memorial Day is a United States Federal Holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May.  Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces.  We are very grateful for the sacrifice that these men and women made for our country and our freedom.  It is something we take for granted because we have never experienced to not have freedom. Freedom to go to school, church, work, raise a family, etc..

It is in debate rather our country was founded on Christianity.  Granted, God is not mentioned in the Constitution, but He is mentioned in every major document leading up to the final wording of the Constitution. Our founding fathers that framed the constitution made reference to the Lord.  For example, this was part of Benjamin Franklin speech in 1787.

I have lived, Sir, a long time and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth — that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without his notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that “except the Lord build they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without his concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our little partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall be become a reproach and a bye word down to future age. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing Governments by Human Wisdom, and leave it to chance, war, and conquest.

On Memorial Day, take the time to reflect on the sacrifices that were made.  Thank the Lord that we live in a country that was founded by men that believed in him and his word.

 “Posterity! You will never know how much it cost the present Generation to preserve your Freedom! I hope you will make good use of it. If you do not, I shall repent in Heaven, that I ever took half the Pains to preserve it.”
~John Adams

For you were called to freedom, brothers. Only do not use your freedom as an opportunity for the flesh, but through love serve one another.   Galatians5:13

 

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