by Nelson Price

The Blessed Benefits Of A Good Memory
Nelson Price
Deuteronomy 8:11-19

JESUS CHRIST said, "Remember, the words I have said to you..." (John 15:22). A good memory enables us to learn from our experiences as well as great truths we have heard. Therefore, invest in your memory bank truths that will pay dividends for days to come. Much interest can be drawn from time and truth well invested.

Repetitiously God's Word appeals to His people to "Remember. There are occasions on which individuals and society in general need to stop in their rush into the future to reflect and remember.

In April 1863, in Columbus, Mississippi, after decorating graves of her two sons who died representing their beloved south-land, an elderly woman walked to two mounds of dirt at the corner of the cemetery to place memorial flowers there also. "What are you doing?" friends shouted, "Those are the graves of two union soldiers." Softly that compassionate mother said, "I know. I also know that somewhere in the North, a mother or a young wife mourns for them as we do for ours."

That loving deed set in motion our celebration which has become known as Memorial Day. It is appropriate that our nation pause to remember the countless sons and daughters who, at great sacrifice, won and preserved our freedoms. Consider at what price our freedom has been won and our heritage preserved by those who made the supreme sacrifice.

Revolutionary War 25,324
Civil War 498,332
World War I 116,710
World War II 407,316
Korean War 54,546
VietNam War 58,098

In addition to these who paid the ultimate price, there are countless persons still adversely affected by their own personal sacrifices of physical health, emotional distress, and loss of body parts. Lest we forget, it is appropriate that we celebrate a very special Memorial Day and honor them by giving our greater devotion to our loving God.

In another day a different people were blessed of our Lord not dissimilarly as we. Their ...

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