Postcards from the Camper: “Memorial Day – Remember”

May 26, 2024

The five-week battle of Iwo Jima saw some of the fiercest and bloodiest fighting of the Pacific War. Unique among Pacific War Marine battles, total American casualties exceeded those of the Japanese, with a ratio of three American casualties for every two Japanese. This photograph, which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1945, served as inspiration for the United States Marine Corps War Memorial, in Arlington Ridge Park, Virginia. 

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So there weren’t actually any horses in the video…but here they are. Beauties, aren’t they? I had intended to bring my camera to take pictures of them but forgot it. Not disappointed. Too often I’m behind the camera. So, this 3 day weekend, I’m putting it down. Other than this postcard for you.

Some Thoughts from the Camper:

I LOVE that the first reference of remembering in the Bible is GOD remembering. Did God forget Noah for awhile? Was God so busy with the flood that Noah became unimportant? Did he trust Noah could handle things on his own while God was all about the flooding business? Regardless, when God remembered Noah (Genesis 8:1) the wind blew and the waters subsided.

When God remembered, God interceded.

“Remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20, Jesus to his disciples.)

“Jesus, remember me when you come in your kingdom.” He replied, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:42, the criminal on the cross speaking with Jesus on the cross) (Click on those words for one of my favorite prayers.)

Then Jesus took a loaf of bread, and when he had given thanks he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “This is my body, which is given for you. Do this in remembrance of me.” And he did the same with the cup after supper, saying, “This cup that is poured out for you is the new covenant in my blood. (Luke 22:19-20)

Spending this Sunday morning praying for you. I am thankful for your presence – showing up in a class or two – and your support. We are family. Across the miles and across the boundaries of church denominations.

We are Wakening Ministry.