The 4th of July is for celebrating our independence. Memorial Day is for remembering the cost.
Work that produces a good result, whether it is the satisfaction of a completed project or good pay that rewards the effort is the type of work that I like to do.
But sometimes, a cause is beyond measurable value. Everything is given, even life itself, to the extent that the one who sacrificed for that cause does not receive the reward or enjoy the benefit but loses everything so others can obtain the prize.
Our moments of silence, before we continue with our Memorial Day celebrations, should be solemn. The men and women who died for freedom and our country, their lives mattered. They laid them down, so we can live like our lives matter.
May their supreme sacrifice never be forgotten and let us be inspired to live with dedication to the cause of freedom, faith and family, no matter how high the cost.
Read John 15:13 “Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.”