The Special of the Day… From the Orange Moon Cafe...
Today is Memorial Day in the United States, a time when we remember the sacrifices of those who gave their lives in defense of our nation. How grateful we are. How much more grateful we know we should be.
Of course, born again believers in the Lord Jesus Christ know much about remembering sacrifices.
"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which He was betrayed took bread, and when He had given thanks, He brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is My body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of Me. After the same manner also He took the cup, when He had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in My blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of Me" (I Corinthians 11:23-25).
The ordinance of the Lord's supper calls us to the breathtakingly wondrous truth of grace regarding God's free gift of salvation in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ. The observance does not call us to any sacrifice on our part, but rather to recall our Savior's sacrifice. As we partake of the bread and the fruit of the vine, we simply remember. Thereby the Spirit of God moves within our hearts to remind us of grace, and to motivate our Christ-enabled determination to love, trust, obey, and honor so great a Redeemer who paid so great a price to save us from our sin.
The link below will take you to a page on our website that includes a video we did years ago to honor those who have given the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our nation. The video is the second on the page, and is entitled, "To the Fallen." You will note its dedication to Sgt. Foster Harrington (USMC), our son Noah's comrade and friend who gave his life serving in Operation Iraqi Freedom. We will remember.
"I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember Thy wonders of old."
Weekly Memory Verse
I will remember the works of the LORD: surely I will remember thy wonders of old.