Monday, May 26, 2014

Building Memories

Women of Faith:
Memorial Day traditionally symbolizes the end of the school year and the beginning of summer. This week has been busy with school year end state meets, awards, graduation, graduation parties, a birthday and family reunion. Beginnings and endings, a time of building memories!

Memorial Day is also the day we remember all those who have gone before us. Those people who have been our heroes, our mentors, our leaders and who have participated in the formation of our own personal histories. Not remembrance of endings, but those that were our beginnings, who in some way cleared the path for us to be alive, learn, share freedom, and share faith.

“I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God. They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this so that when their hour comes you may remember that I told you.” Jn 16: 1-4
And God gave us both the Old and New Testament to build upon and to bring alive His guide for us to march with him: so that we will memorialize (remember) what he has told us and so that our movement ahead doesn’t go the wrong way, so that we do not fall away, but so that we follow Him and others will know Him because of us.

There is one thing for certain in our lifetime – the hour, our hour, will come when He will ask us if we remembered, if we have achieved our purpose, if we can graduate, if we have lived life to the fullest using the gifts and freedom provided for us.
Are we doing this “in remembrance of Him?” 1 Cor 11: 24, 25

So Memorial Day is a good day to look at our beginning and our ending, right here and now, to see that we not only are we honor the greatest who came before us, but that we are also building up His kingdom for all those who will come after us.
Do we remember the legacy He has promised? To what legacy is my own life leading and is it worthy of what He has promised?

Heavenly Father, You gave us Your son to show us the way. He died for us so that we might have eternal life. Thank you for showing us the way to mercy, forgiveness and righteousness. Help me to remember and follow Him with each new beginning, so that in the end , when my hour comes, I will be worthy of You. Amen.
Will we remember? Do we remember all that He has told us?

What do we remember about those who have gone before us? Who is relying on us, following us, who is our beginning or what do we want for our ending?
Remember and live life to His fullest. Build a memory!

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