what's with "in memory of?"
It sounds a bit dark, huh? "In memory of" is meant to remind me that I don't want to follow my sinful nature, but that I want to do what God wants for me. The Bible says that Christians should be "crucified with Christ." Jesus says, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will save it. What good is it for a man to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit his very self?"
How true! How often do we live as though there were no God, as if it was worth the effort for us to salvage what temporary pleasures we can from this world? Hey... it's not worth it. Don't try.
Instead, I want to die to my "self" and live for Christ! Man! What a relief it is to trust God and believe He will bring me the best so that I don't have to strive and struggle.
So, that's the point of "in memory of..." God cares for me, and I care for Him and His things. God cares for people, and, therefore, I want to care for people. Jesus lived and died for me, so I want to live and die for Him. No more of this selfish Tyson seeking to satisfy these simple cravings because it's of no use. Really, this makes sense, when predicated with a certainty of knowing God. Anyway... maybe I've gone on too long, and it's getting late.
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