And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son: (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow: behold, it is written in the book of Jasher.) The beauty of Israel is slain upon thy high places: how are the mighty fallen! (2 Samuel 1:17-19)
Today’s Morsel: Memorial Day is an American holiday to celebrate and to remember military service members who have died in the line of duty. It should not be confused with Veterans Day, which honors all service members who have served honorably for their country. Many will celebrate around the world today to honor those who have fallen. Wreaths will be laid, flowers will be planted and barbecues will be conducted. We must not forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice that we might be free. Always remember, freedom is not free.
Sing: Kneel where our loves are sleeping, Dear ones loved in days gone by, here we bow in holy reverence, our bosoms heave the heart-felt sigh. They fell like brave men, true as steel, and poured their blood like rain. We feel we owe them all we have, and can but kneel and weep again (Hymn by Nella L. Sweet).
Thought For Today: How are the mighty fallen.