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From the Pastor’s desk…

May 29, 2018

Memorial Day is an official holiday in most states of the U. S.  After W. W. I., the day was set aside to honor veterans of all American wars, and then the custom was extended to pay homage to both military people as well as civilians.  On Memorial Day we mourn the loss, remember their lives and are thankful for their service.

God has given us memorials as well.  He has taken a great deal of effort to give us memorials of His love, promises and His word.  For example, the rainbow was given to help us remember God’s promises.

And the sacraments of Holy Communion were given to us to help us remember Jesus’ love for us.

Often times Jesus became angry with His disciples for not remembering His word and promises.

  • “Do you still not understand? Don’t  remember the five loaves for the five thousand, and how many basketfuls you gathered?  (Matthew 16:9).
  • “Remember the word I said unto you,” (John 15:20).
  • “Remember Lot’s wife,” (Luke 17:32).

Take some time this week to reflect and remember what God has done for you.  Your burdens will seem lighter and your day brighter.