"Blessed be the Lord who daily bears our burden, the God who is our salvation. God is to us a God of deliverances; And to God this Lord belong escapes of death." Psalm 68:19-20
"Your God has commanded your strength." Psalm 68:28a
"And He said, 'My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.'" Exodus 33:14
Today is Memorial Day in the USA. Today we remember the sacrifices our servicemen and women have made through the years for our freedom. And we remember the ones who are serving today.
We also should take time to remember what Jesus has done for us. The capacity to remember is one of the greatest gifts God has give us. We can remember what He has done in the past to help us get through present difficulties.
How do you use your memory? Do you use it to remember good things? What God has done for you?
Or is your memory filled with bitterness?
Don't let it be filled with bitterness. God can take that bitterness away. Go to Him with it. GIve it to Him and He can make something incredible from it.
Also, today I am proud to say I am an Army veteran. For most of my four years of service I served with the 10th Mountain Division out of Upstate New York. I was privileged to go to Florida for the Hurricane Andrew cleanup; the Mohave Desert for Infantry training; Somalia, Africa for Operation Restore and Continue Hope; Haiti in 1994. I was also stationed at Fort Bragg, N.C. and served in the 18th Airborne Corps......You may ask, what was my job? I was a reporter (a pretty cushy job I may say -- I never did do a 12 mile ruck march that is pretty much a requirement for all Army soldiers. And I got to fly in helicopters and regularly interview generals and admirals and anyone else who had a story to tell....oh, and I met my husband over in Africa. Today is our 18th wedding anniversary).