“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles.” Isaiah 40:31
Litany of Remembrance
In the rising of the sun and in its going down we remember them.
In the blowing of the wind, and the calm of its stillness, we remember them.
In the opening of buds and in the rebirth of spring, we remember them.
In the blueness of the sky and in the warmth of summer, we remember them.
In the rustling of leaves and in the beauty of autumn, we remember them.
In the midpoint of the year, and as its beginning and end, we remember them.
When we are weary and in need of strength, we remember them.
When we are lost and sick at heart, we remember them.
When we have joys we yearn to share, we remember them.
So long as we live, they too shall live, for they are now part of us, we remember them.(author unknown)
“And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it.
And many people shall go and say, come ye, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
And he shall judge among the nations, and shall rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears unto pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
O house of Jacob, come ye, and let us walk in the light of the Lord” (Isaiah 2:2-5).
Today we celebrate, Memorial Day which was set aside as a time to give honor to the soldiers who died in battle. If it hadn’t been for their dedication to fight, we’d not be enjoying our freedom today. Thank you. We take for granted the opportunities that are given to use liberally on a daily basis. Many of those freedoms that we don’t think much about cost the lives of innocent young men in the heat of a battle.
In spiritual warfare, we have another battle to win. This one is easy; however, because the battle has already been won. It was won at Calvary. We can have confidence, that Jesus Christ has already gone before us to make a way. He promises to never leave us or forsake us, and I’m blessed to know that because of his sacrifice, I am offered the ultimate power to accept or reject the rewards that come as a result of the victory.
The Lord has prepared his people to win with full spiritual armor:
14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness;
15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;
16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
17 And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:
18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel (Ephesians 6:14-19).
I am thankful that I can be free. In this week’s Lattereign we reflect on this day: Lest We Forget Lord help us Remember