10 Things To Be Grateful About This Memorial Day Weekend
Being Grateful On Memorial Day Weekend
Memorial Day weekend can serve to remind us of heroes who have died so that the citizens of the U.S.A. can continue in the blessings of freedom.
Though many things happening in our nation today can be cause for great concern, the Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:18 to “give thanks in all circumstances".
There is indeed a lot to be grateful for this Memorial Day Weekend. Here's a list of 10 things to be grateful for this Memorial Day weekend.
10 Things To Be Grateful For On Memorial Day Weekend
1.) In God We Trust
Our nation was founded on Biblical principles, which is evident upon visiting Washington D.C., where references to the Bible abound and are engraved in stone. “In God We Trust” is our national motto. According to Psalm 33:12, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.”
2.) Blessing Israel
Congress voted to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel in 1995, and in May 2018, it finally became official.
The U.S. Embassy is now in Jerusalem, which has formally been recognized as Israel’s capital. We are blessed as a nation for this. “They that love thee (Jerusalem) shall prosper.” — from Psalm 122:6
3.) Grateful For Our Military Heroes
The men and women who died while in military service have blessed us, and Memorial Day Weekend is the perfect time to be thankful for them. They laid down their lives for us.
4.) The Ultimate Hero
The sacrifice of fallen American heroes can remind us of what Jesus did when he died on the cross for all of our sins. Through his sacrifice, Jesus has given the possibility of freedom from sin and eternity in heaven to every person.
5.) Grateful For Dual Citizenship
Those of us who have recognized Jesus as God’s Son and accepted him as our Lord and Savior have dual citizenship. Christians in the U.S. are blessed American citizens whose real home is in heaven.
6.) A Proud Heritage
American heroes like our fallen military members are part of the wonderful heritage of our nation. We can be thankful for all the sacrifices made by heroes since before the Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776. Some of the heroes most deserving of recognition today include firefighters, police officers, teachers, nurses, and current military members, to name a few.
7.) Thankful For Family
Memorial Day Weekend is a great time for family members to show respect for our military, celebrate, and have loads of fun.
8.) Giving Back This Memorial Day
We are blessed to be a blessing. One of the best ways to celebrate the goodness of God is to reach out and show caring and generosity to others. Memorial Day is perfect for helping veterans who could use encouragement and resources.
9.) Thankful to Be Off Work
Memorial Day is a national holiday and, for many people, a paid work holiday. There are many opportunities to celebrate, but sometimes an extra day off is perfect for taking a needed break from the usual weekly hustle-bustle.
10.) Freedom to Worship Every Memorial Day
Of all the freedoms we enjoy in the USA, the one perhaps to be most treasured is the freedom to worship God.
Being Grateful During Memorial Day
Memorial Day is a time in the summer where we are given the freedom to enjoy all the wonderful things that have been given to us. From God's grace to your nephew's summer smile, it should be easy to feel thankful this May.
So let us know — What are you grateful for this Memorial Day weekend?