I found myself feeling a little giddy this past week, excited about my three-day weekend: catching up on sleep, going to the beach, firing up the barbeque. I’m ashamed to admit that never once did the reason for my extended weekend come to mind. So today, as many of us in America have an extra day to sleep in and relax, I hope that you will take a moment to reflect on Memorial Day. I know many people will visit gravesides of loved ones lost, and my heart goes out to you and to all of the brave men and women who serve and protect our country. I am truly thankful for you. I leave you with this thought from John Piper:

“This is a weekend for all Americans to give thanks for what God has given us through the sacrifice of all the men and women who have died for our country. However great the faults of our government and whatever our dissatisfactions, we have much to be grateful for. ” -From Memorial Day 2008