Who To Commemorate?Posted: May 31, 2010
Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday observed on the last Monday of May (May 31 in 2010). Formerly known as Decoration Day, it commemorates U.S. soldiers who died while in the military service. First enacted to honor Union soldiers of the American Civil War (it is celebrated near the day of reunification after the Civil War), it was expanded after World War I.
But what about the Second-Kingdom? Why do not believers take something like Memorial Day to remember the fallen heros who in service lost their lives for the sake of the Lord’s Kingdom. It often makes myself wonder from time to time in Evangelicalism, if those who claim Christianity ever think about the history of the fallen church fathers that died in service of the gospel ministry. Let alone take the time once a year!
Maybe you (the Christian) can take the time today to thank your fellow Christian soldiers who died in service. Like: Stephen, James of Zebedee, Polycarp, Cyprian, bishops in Smyrna and Carthage and thanks to the many more that have died standing for the Gospel throughout the last 2,000 years and thanks to even those today that lose their lives, that continue to work for the Lord’s Kingdom, spreading the gospel among the nations for the sake of God’s fame being known throughout this world.