I will refrain from saying “Happy Memorial Day”. It is NOT a happy day. It is a day instead of reflect upon the sacrifice of “U.S. men and women who died while in the military service” (Wikipedia). If you are free, then it is in part due to the sacrifice of someone else. In addition, God made it possible for willing people to be in the right places at the right times. So much of human history has instead been about oppression of one another.
I certainly hope there aren’t churches this weekend engaging in some quasi-patriotic scene of Temple Prostitution like last year, but I assume there probably will be anyhow.
That should not stop us from considering how some were willing to give it all, though, and be thankful for it. A soldier is prepared to give his or her life if need be in service to others.
No wonder Paul often made comparisons between Christians and soldiers.