Each Memorial Day, we remember those who have given their lives so we can live, those who have lost their loved ones so we can hold ours close, those who sacrificed their own freedom and safety so we could enjoy ours.
We remember them.
We deeply value their selflessness, the price they paid to secure the blessings we enjoy. And we honor them by treasuring the freedom and safety they have secured for us, by rejoicing and celebrating a day shared with those loved ones we can hold close.
Each week in the Lord’s Supper, we also remember. We remember the One who gave His life so we could live – eternally. We remember the One who gave His only beloved Son so we could draw near to God, and become beloved sons of God. We remember the One who set aside glory so we could one day be with Him in glory at the Father’s side.
We remember Jesus.
We deeply value His selflessness, His love for us and obedience to the Father that secured such lavish and eternal blessings for us. And we honor the Father and the Son by living in the JOY of our salvation, with hearts overflowing with thankfulness, rejoicing and celebrating this feast with dear ones who share our love for Him. We touch the heart of the Father as we hold His Son close in our hearts, as we remember and honor Him.
“Do this in remembrance of Me.” Luke 22:19
“I am come that you may have life and that you may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10