Photo of events at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Va., May 17, 2013. Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Bob Papp was in attendance as President Barack Obama laid a wreath on the Tomb of the Unknowns in honor of all those who have fallen during military combat. U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Patrick Kelley.

Memorial Day is a great time to pause and remember. We remember those who gave their life through the ultimate sacrifice. Their life for our freedom.

There is something about pausing to remember that also causes me to remember the other losses in my life, as well. I look at pictures and reflect on memories of their life. There is a solemn presence that wafts over Memorial Day amidst the barbecues and celebrations.

I am also reminded that there is One who promises no more mourning, no more pain, and no more tears. He came to give us life and promises to return and wipe every tear..

And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God.‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’[b] or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” He who was seated on the throne said, “I am making everything new!” Then he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” (Revelation 21:3-6 NIV).

There is comfort in remembering. There is comfort in knowing there will be a time when there is no more suffering. God is making everything new!

How do you remember? How do you acknowledge Memorial Day? Share your experience here and breathe life and bring hope to others.

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