Greater love has no one than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.- John 15:13
2. Suffering in Christ
Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Give Honor and respect to all those to whom it is due. - Romans 13:7
4. Remember the Righteous
The memory of the righteous is blessed, But the name of the wicked will rot. - Proverbs 10:7
5. Remember the Strong
Be on your guard: stand firm in the faith: be men of courage: be strong. - 1 Corinthians 16:13
The LORD is near to the brokenhearted, And saves those who are crushed in spirit.- Psalm 34:18
God will wipe away every tear! and He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away." - Revelation 21:4
7. Eternal Life
Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father's house are many dwelling places; if it were not so, I would have told you; for I go to prepare a place for you. "And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.- John 14:1-3
8. God of Compassion
For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My lovingkindness will not be removed from you, And My covenant of peace will not be shaken," Says the LORD who has compassion on you. - Isaiah 54:10
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. - John 14:27
But we do not want you to be uninformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve, as do the rest who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.- 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14
Give justice to the weak and the fatherless; maintain the right of the afflicted and the destitute. Rescue the weak and the needy; deliver them from the hand of the wicked.- Psalm 82:3-4
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.- 2 Chronicles 7:14
1. "There is no greater sacrifice than giving one's life for their country. Memorial Day allows us to remember our fallen heroes, our loved ones who served and to pay our respects to the many who paid the ultimate price. God Bless each and every one of them."
2. "A hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." When we make God our King and advance his Kingdom in our nation, we serve both our Lord and our country (Matthew 6:33). ~ Joseph Campbell
3. "Courage is contagious. When a brave man takes a stand, the spines of others are often stiffened."~ Billy Graham
Dear Heavenly Father,
We are grateful for the ultimate price of freedom paid by those fallen. As we remember those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy every day, we think of how they have followed in the footsteps of your son, our Savior, Jesus Christ. Please hold our servicemen and women in your strong arms. Cover them with your sheltering grace and your presence as they stand in the gap for our protection.
We also remember the families of our troops. We ask for your unique blessings to fill their homes and protection of their children. We pray your peace, provision, and strength will fill their lives.
May the members of our armed forces be supplied with courage to face each day and may they trust in the Lord's mighty power to accomplish each task. Let our military brothers and sisters feel our love and support. In the name of Jesus. Amen.