anyone remember going barefoot all summer, sitting on the porch in
the evening, gazing at the stars and wishing upon the first one at
you remember playing Red Rover, Drop the Handkerchief, and Hop
about gasoline for 18 cents a gallon, and they pumped it for you,
checked your oil and washed your windshield?
you remember the penny postcard and the 03 cent stamp? Plate lunches
for 50 cents and a big bag of popcorn for a dime?
Anybody remember posters in front of post offices: UNCLE SAM WANTS
Gold Star in a window is what we need to remember this week—those
who died in the service of our country. It is so easy to forget.
That’s why we need memorials and a Memorial Day.
are some words that, if we picture them, may help us to remember
what was done for us: fox holes, bloody beaches, heavy artillery,
bombs bursting, booby traps, kamikazes, IEDs, Agent Orange.
to know how we can truly remember and say thanks? By being honest
politically, fair in business, responsible in property, decent in
conversation, faithful in worship, loyal in patriotism, and helpful
Christians, there is Someone else to remember—the One who died on
Calvary’s cross to redeem us from our sin, then rose from the dead
to redeem us from death.
great memorial is THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST.
“Greater love has no one than this, to lay down one’s life for his