We human beings are forgetful about many things. Like the man who said sometimes he got undressed to get a shower and suddenly he could not remember if he was getting in or getting out of the shower. Or another person said they would find themselves on the stairway and couldn't remember if they were going up or coming down the stairs.
The worst forgetfulness is to forget people. This Memorial Day weekend think of others, love others and remember others. Remember deceased and living people this weekend.
Someone said, “Say goodbye to me, but not to the thought of me.” We need to remember the deceased. Look back and remember veterans, family members and friends.
Originally, Memorial Day was instituted to remember the Civil War dead, but over the years it has become a time to remember all deceased veterans and all our deceased loved ones. This is the reason it has long been called “Decoration Day.” Many visit graves of their loved ones as a sign they have not forgotten them.
The Christian remembers and rejoices. They know that in Christ we will live forever.
“Death is not a period, but a comma in the story of the Christian’s life.” At death we move into our heavenly dwelling.
We also need to remember the living. Remember and give flowers to the living and not just to the deceased. People need to know that you care about them while they are living so encourage them and help them along the way.