Remember "There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing" - Ecclesiastes 3:1-5
I am grateful for the words of Ecclesiastes 3. In the opening verses, the writer describes the wide range of life experiences. Good and bad. Laughter and tears. Celebration and sorrow. The Scripture reminds us that the experience of life is the accumulation of all these highs & lows that come with life.
This Memorial Day weekend, I invite us to remember our history. Just as there is a time to dream of the future, there is a time to remember the past. So, let's remember and thank God for the sacrifice of women and men who died valiantly - fighting for causes larger than themselves. Let's remember and learn the lessons of history - lest we make the same mistakes over (and over) again. Let's also remember the legacy of parents and grandparents who loved us and helped us become the women and men we are today.
In doing so, we honor the legacy that's been passed down to us. At the same time, we prepare our own legacy that we'll pass down to future generations. Pastor Caleb