Memorial Day and Forgetfulness

31 May

I’ll never forget where I was when 9-11 happened.  I was 5 months into a job in sales/marketing and over the sound system, I heard about the first plane flying into the Trade Center.  It is now almost 9 years later and for the most part, we’ve forgotten.

There are times that we remember.  We have a flash-back when a shoe bomber tries again or when al-Qaeda tries to bring the hurt back to Times Square, but our memories are short.

Memorials are important.  They remind us of what was, and what happened.  Today, I’m so thankful for the many military members of the past that sacrificed for us so that we can live like we do here in the USA.  I’m thankful for the current Servicemen and women who are fighting for our freedoms in Iraq and Afghanistan, and for the generations to come.

As amazed as I am for those sacrifices, I’m more thankful and even more in awe for what Jesus did for us over 2000 years ago.  He offered us enduring and never-ending freedom…from sin and ourselves.  Each Sunday we remember what Christ did for us.  Why?  Because I’m thankful.  And forgetful.

Happy Memorial Day,

Neil

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