Did I really spend time remembering on Memorial Day? I prayed briefly for the troops and their families but spent more of the day relaxing, caring for my mom's plants, visiting a friend and reading. We barbecued at night. I suspect most people spent time on leisure, friends, family and fun.
Who takes time to remember, really? Today's culture values the new, the now and the next. Even the most tragic news is old news in a few days. Young people seem to think that history is boring and of low value.
So, why remember? God tells His people "be careful that you do not forget the Lord" (Deut. 6:12); Jesus tells his disciples to practice celebrating a meal in remembrance of Him (1 Cor. 11:24). God tells us to remember so that we focus on that which brings us peace and joy. What's worth remembering?--God, His goodness, Jesus' life and teachings, and people. What's not worth remembering?--according to God, our sins (once they're forgiven).
Let's remember the Lord, remember to love, remember to live, remember to give, remember to serve.
What do you value remembering?