Glimpses of grace seen in the everyday

Memorial Day Musings

A few days ago I watched what might be my first-ever Memorial Day parade.  It was pretty solemn at first as the reminders of our heroes passed by—both those who gave their lives for our freedom and those who lived on.  Then the bands came with stirring anthems of the “home of the brave,” “land of the noble free.”  Truly these are beautiful sentiments, but are we brave?  Are we noble?  Do we really value our freedom?  Are we willing to be the kind of people who have the courage and determination to maintain our freedom? 

We are still watching the DVD series on World War II, and I continue to be amazed at the commitment of the commitment of those who fought to maintain and regain freedom for their own loved ones and others.  Would we be willing to pay the cost today, or would we rather give in and be ruled by tyrants?

God have mercy on our nation!  Give us courage and commitment to believe, support, and do what is right and true!

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