Today is a day for remembering and honoring those who have given their lives in support of our freedom. To those who have loved ones who lost their lives fighting for our freedom, I honor you and give thanks. May today be a sweet time as you remember your loved one.
This day, for many, has expanded to include remembering loved ones who have gone on before us. Many people will take flowers or other symbols to decorate headstones at gravesides. If you are one of those today, I stand quietly with you as you remember the life of your loved one.
This year will be the 10th anniversary of the passing of my father and I want to honor him today. He was a quiet man with strong convictions. He loved his family and he faithfully followed Jesus in all he did. He knew no stranger, only a friend he hadn’t met yet. He was stable, strong and loving. I still miss him and will occasionally wonder, “what would Dad do?”
Dad had a favorite verse I would like to share today.
But I am not ashamed of it (the gospel), for I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him until the day of his return.2 Timothy 1:12
I want to live with the same kind of confidence and strength I saw in my dad. May your day be filled with good memories of those gone before and may those memories be filled with peace!