On this national Memorial Day my spirit was drawn to an upper room in old Jerusalem on a night to celebrate the Passover where a soldier shared a commemorative meal and gave a charge; Remember.

Luke 22:19-20.  “And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper saying, This cup is the new testament of my blood, which is shed for you.

It was a preparation for battle; not against a dictator, a regime, a rebellion force or civil conflict.  This battle would be faced by one warrior who would defeat the entirety of all evil ever conceived in the past, perpetrated in the present and laying on the horizon of all of the future.  The only way to defeat it would be to become it (II Corinthians 5:21).  The Holy Warrior spilled all His blood and sacrificed His body “for you” and your freedom (John 8:36).  Remember.

As we pay tribute today to the soldiers of America’s past and present, let us also find meditative moments to Remember the Soldier of the Cross who gave all for all.  God Bless the Soldier.