June 1, 2016

Read Revelation 21:1-5
The dictionary defines "memorial" as preserving the memory of a person. This Memorial Day we remembered the men and women who gave up their lives in service, so we might have the privileges we have. I think of the fact that we have been at war since our nation was founded, with periods of peace time scattered throughout our history. Loved ones have been lost by the tens of thousands. Right now there are families mourning losing a beloved family member in military service. We pass them all the time and don't even know it.  
The greatest memory of a person to preserve is the one who died and rose again to preserve us, Jesus Christ. We weep and are so saddened when we lose a loved one here in this lifetime. Be comforted, though, with what Jesus has planned in our future for those who love Him.
In Revelation 21:3-4 it is written,And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, ‘Now the dwelling of God is with men and He will live with them. They will be His people, and God Himself will be with them and be their God. He will wipe away every  tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.’
That is going to be a Memorial Day to remember. Come soon, Lord Jesus!

One great way to weave worship into our daily lives is to fill it with music that helps focus our hearts on our great God.  Here is a Spotify playlist that has all the songs our worship team has led us through in the last month’s Sunday evening services to get you started. http://bit.ly/GBCPMThisMonth It’s updated weekly, so “follow” it to keep fresh worship music in your life.