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Why We Remember
5/29/2017 6:30:00 AM by: David Abernathy

"And remember, don't forget who you are!"

Many of us likely heard this phrase growing up, particularly from our parents or other adults responsible for us. It often would come with the rushed slam of a door as we might be bolting out of the house to ride our bikes with the other kids on the street, or as we headed out for an evening on the town as teenagers. It was an admonition often given as a reminder to think before we did anything that might bring harm or embarrassment to ourselves or (perhaps, worse) our parents. 

Moving beyond mere self-preservation, we tend to place a high value on remembering important and notable things, like who we are and how we got here. Memorial Day (held in remembrance of those who died in military service to our country) is certainly a holiday fitting of our high regard for remembering history.

Our biblical forefathers understood and shared this value. Hebrews 11 contains what is commonly known as the 'Heroes of Faith' full of individuals (some well-known, some anonymous) from the Old Testament whose acts and sacrifices for God's truth were recorded and rightfully lauded. Memorial Day for us has similar meaning within the culture of the United States. Many armed service members, both famous and unknown, willingly fought and died protecting our freedom.

Be sure to take some time today to praise God and honor our heroes who remembered who they were, how they got there, and made the ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

 

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