Greg Laurie Says We Must Remember the Past to Build a Better Future

Greg Laurie Says We Must Remember the Past to Build a Better Future by GREG LAURIE for Charisma News

Today, we observe Memorial Day, a day set aside to honor the brave men and women who laid down their lives for the preservation of the freedoms we enjoy here in the United States of America.

Our country’s shortcomings, flaws and sins are real, and we must repent of them and continue to work for liberty and justice for all. Even with all of our struggles, I still think America is great, as we have many personal liberties and protections that others long for. Without the sacrifices of the men and women of our armed forces and their loved ones, our nation and our world would be less free and less safe.

While some may gather with family or friends for picnics or bar-b-ques today, others are mourning. There are a couple of things I think we all should remember:

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The Ultimate Sacrifice

At His final Passover meal with his disciples, Jesus said, “Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends” (John 15:13).

As our country begins to reopen, our eyes are fixed on a post-pandemic future. Let’s take the opportunity Memorial Day gives us to turn our gaze to the past, remembering those who lost their lives for the sake of our futures.

For decades, men and women of our military have given everything for the welfare of others. Nothing exemplifies the sacrificial love of Jesus quite like they do, and God has blessed this nation in an extraordinary way through their actions.

Remember to Pray

America has always needed God. But at this time of sickness and social unrest, that truth is more apparent than ever.

Alexis de Tocqueville, a French political thinker and historian, wrote a book titled Democracy in America, which was published after his extensive travels in our country when it was still young.

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