Monday, May 26, 2008

Memorial Day 2008

We pause today to remember those brave men and women who have given their lives in service for this country. As Chuck Colson says we are citizens of two kingdoms, the Kingdom of God and the United States of America. We should never get the two confused. We should also never forget that it by the grace and rich blessing of the eternal King that we get to enjoy the fruits of freedom in the second. That freedom has been preserved time again through the selfless sacrifice of the sailor, the flyer, the soldier and the marine.

To those families who are grieving the loss of a loved one today may we say thank you for your tremendous sacrifice. We bear you pain as ours and we acclaim honor to your fallen hero.

To those whose sons and daughters, husbands and wives, fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters are serving at this moment we pray for their safety and security this day and in the days to come.

To those who serve this day. Thank you for your service to our country. We are both proud of and thankful for you.

May God bless you, may God bless America and may a revival of the King of Kings sweep our land.

PS to Rich: Go Air Force!