Summary: Memorial Day is every day for the christian who is spiritually in tune with God. The Word of God tells us to remember many things. He uniquely gives us ways of remembering those matters that He has set before us.
Memos from God
Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations.
13 Oh Jehovah, eterno es tu nombre; tu memoria, oh Jehovah, de generación en generación. (SRVA)
memorial = in honor of; something to cause one to remember
Some things He (God) wants you and I to remember---that is why we can celebrate a spiritual Memorial Day.
What you might do to help yourself remember.
1. tie a string on your finger
2. stick a note on the fridge
3. set a special alarm on your cell phone or Ipod
4. paste it on Facebook
The Bible is full of references of "forget not" and "remember". God even has unique ways of helping us to remember those things that He deems important for his children.
I. A Promise to Remember
15 And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. (KJV)
15 Me acordaré de mi pacto que existe entre yo y vosotros, y todo ser viviente de toda clase, y las aguas no serán más un diluvio para destruir toda carne. (SRVA)
16 And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth. (KJV)
16 Cuando el arco aparezca en las nubes, yo lo veré para acordarme del pacto perpetuo entre Dios y todo ser viviente de toda clase que está sobre la tierra." (SRVA)
He promised that He would never again destroy the earth by water. Many times after a good hard rain, we see this memorial---a rainbow.
II. A Day to Remember
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (KJV)
8 "Acuérdate del día del sábado para santificarlo. (SRVA)
This was so important to God, that He allowed it to be placed on the calendar once per week. Your church has special services to help you remember. God Himself rested from all His work on the seventh day. Keep it holy---separated and distinct from all the rest of the week.
III. Miracles to Remember
1 Chr. 16:12
12 Remember his marvellous works that he hath done, his wonders, and the judgments or his mouth; (KJV)
12 Acordaos de las maravillas que ha hecho, de sus prodigios y de los juicios de su boca, (SRVA)
God has done some very special things in your life that you know were not just happenstance, they were miracles from heaven, etched forever in your mind. He did that just for you and it is a memorial in your heart to help you press on when things look bleak and unpleasant.
IV. A Short Span of Time to Consider
47 Remember how short my time is: wherefore hast thou made all men in vain? (KJV)
47 Recuerda, por favor, cuán pasajero soy. ¿Por qué habrás creado en vano a todos los hijos del hombre? (SRVA)
The Word tell us that we can expect 70 to 80 years of life here on earth at best.
10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away. (KJV)
10 Los días de nuestra vida son setenta años; y en los más robustos, ochenta años. La mayor parte de ellos es duro trabajo y vanidad; pronto pasan, y volamos. (SRVA)
One can look round about him and easily see that this is true. A few live longer, but they are the exception. Each day that passes, we are reminded of the shortness of life and the seriousness of it.
V. Seek the Lord Early On.
1 ¶ Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; (KJV)
1 ¶ Acuérdate de tu Creador en los días de tu juventud: antes que vengan los días malos, y lleguen los años de los cuales digas: "No tengo en ellos contentamiento"; (SRVA)
The best years anyone will ever live are the years they live for God. God advises us and we can talk to others whose testimonies prove the truth of these verses.
VI. Don't Forget those who are suffering for the cause of Christ.
3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body. (KJV)
3 Acordaos de los presos, como si estuvieseis en cadenas junto con ellos; y de los afligidos, puesto que también vosotros estáis en el cuerpo. (SRVA)