“…and I will remember my covenant with you and with all living creatures. Never again will the floodwaters destroy all life.” Genesis 9:15
Remembering is an aspect of God’s character. The fact we are drawn to remember is because we are made in His image. Today I think of all the men and women who gave their lives to protect the United Stated of America. I look back and am thankful for their sacrifice. To die in the service of one’s country is to die for one’s countrymen. Those who have gone before us in this manner deserve to be honored. Their sacrifice was great.
As pictures of soldiers flood my mind I wonder, “What would they say?” “What would they want us to remember?” They would want us to remember them. They would also want us to remember why they gave up their lives. To remember the people and overlook the purpose is not sufficient.
What is the purpose for which they gave up everything?
“One nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”
So today we remember. We remember because we are made in the image of God. We remember the fallen. We remember why they sacrificed.
To the families, grieving loss even now. God remembers you.