By Mike Ellis
A Boy Scout salutes at the foot of a grave after volunteers placed flags at the Los Angeles National Cemetery on Saturday, May 28, 2016 in preparation for Memorial Day. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)
9Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” ~ Joshua 1:9 (ESV)
My friends, on this Memorial Day weekend, we salute and honor all of those that have paid the ultimate price for the freedom that our country enjoys today. On this weekend, there will be beach goers, there will be those that have a cookout in their backyard, there will be those that go to a ball game. And there will be those that go to visit their family member who is one of the fallen that we salute today — them and their families, whose lives were changed forever.
Our Word today comes from the book of Joshua, a verse that I’ve used many times before, but seems really appropriate for today and this weekend. God commands us to be strong, to be courageous. God tells us not to …read more