It is Memorial Day weekend. Rather than take the three day weekend as a time to simply relax, let us also take time to reflect upon the meaning of the holiday. Take time to thank the Lord for those who have paid the ultimate price in the service of you and me. Take time to pray for those who are currently serving their nation (you and me). If you see someone who is a veteran, thank them for their service. If you see a man or woman currently in the military, pause and thank them, and even pray for them on the spot.
Let us be thankful unto the Lord for those, who whether they realize it or not, are emulating Jesus Christ:
Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends. (John 15:13 ESV)
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.” (Mark 10:45 ESV)