Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day, and on this day last year (2016), my grandmother passed away. She may not have served in the American military or died in battle, but 57 years ago, she was an army nurse in the Korean War in 1950. She was actually from North Korea, and by the end of the war, she and the troops were left behind in South Korea. I wouldn’t be here today, if she didn’t serve in the army. How has your life been changed because of someone who served?

I will keep this brief, because for some of us, this is a somber holiday. I want to encourage you that there is a time for mourning, and I believe that I will be in that place every time this holiday comes around. But there’s also a time for rejoicing as we express our gratitude for the freedom we get to enjoy because of the many sacrifices that have been made. And ultimately, let us remember that we have true freedom and hope in eternal life after death because of the sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross.

I do hope you had a wonderful day BBQ-ing, picnicking, playing games, and enjoying one another’s company. For such pleasures wouldn’t be possible without those who have put their lives on the line for our freedom.

So thank you for your life. Thank you for your sacrifice. We honor you.

About Audrey Ko

Audrey is first and foremost, a beloved daughter of God. She is also a wife to John since 2012, a worship leader, blogger, cat owner, DIY enthusiast, and gardener. During the day, she works at a local history museum, and at night she can be found curling up with her cat and husband reading a good book or catching up on TV shows. You can read more about Audrey on her blog, The Things Unseen.

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