A Day of Remembrance
By Joel Osteen - May 25, 2009
Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends (John 15:13, NKJ). Today, in our country, we honor and remember all those who have given their lives in service to our country. It’s a day to reflect on the freedoms we have and the price that so many have paid in order for us to enjoy these freedoms. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families and widows of those who have loved and served our country so well. We also want to thank all those who have served and are serving in the military today. Victoria and I are so honored to have had the opportunity to visit some U.S. military bases, Army Medical Centers, and to even hold church services on site. We believe in our military and want to extend our prayers and support any way we can. You don’t have to look very far to find someone who has been a part of our military—so many of them making sacrifices that no one knows about. I encourage you to take a moment, shake their hand, hug their neck, tell them thank you for their dedication. You never know how a simple phone call to a serviceperson can brighten their day. Maybe you’ll see someone in uniform at the airport. It only takes a moment to say, “Thank you. I appreciate what you’re doing for our country—for my family, and for me.” Take a moment and sow a seed of kindness today, and every day. May God bless our military, and may God bless America.