Will Someday’s Memorial Day be Remembering Today?


Chris and Len. Batting practice.

Chris and Len. Batting practice.

Six years in a row now, we’ve had wonderful weather for Memorial Day.  I’ve taken notice of this mostly because our church has an annual get-together, and the activities always involve lots of outdoor sports such as volleyball, wiffle ball, basketball, and croquet.  I ran my smoothie stand again, with smoothies featuring the not-so-secret ingredient of cabbage, something that has become a tradition for our Memorial Day picnics.  Scores of people enjoyed enough delicious food to feed a crowd twice our size.  Then we worked it all off with competitive games of volleyball and basketball.


This has become one of my favorite days of the year.

Today, as in previous years, I sat on the grass under the blue skies, filled with warmth and satisfaction, listening to my dad give a great presentation on some of our war heroes.  I wondered if things may be desperately worse at some point in the future, and perhaps I would be dreaming about these days when I relaxed under sunny skies with my friends, well-fed and content.  It sure makes me thankful that we have these days of peace, decadence, and happiness!  God is so good to us.  He’s given us here in America an extended age of blessing for Christians that is unprecedented in history.  But to whom much is given, much will be required, and I pray that we as a church and I as an individual don’t fritter away this time of opportunity.

One Response to “Will Someday’s Memorial Day be Remembering Today?”

  1. Lindsay James Says:

    Your post just made my day – so glad I got to read it,

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