“And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” (Exodus 17:14)
Today’s Morsel: Memorial Day is an American holiday observed on the last Monday of May honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
The Lord told Moses to write the battle that Joshua had just fought for a memorial in a book and to rehearse it in his ears. God wanted Joshua to never forget this battle. Lives were lost and a victory was won. Some men paid the ultimate sacrifice for their freedom. Like today, we honor those, too, who paid that ultimate sacrifice for us.
Sing: On a hill far away, stood an old rugged cross, the emblem of suffering and shame; and I love that old cross where the dearest and best, for a world of lost sinners was slain.
So I’ll cherish the old rugged cross, till my trophies at last I lay down. I will cling to the old rugged cross and exchange it someday for a crown.Thought For Today: Freedom is not free!