It’s an extended weekend in the United States. Who doesn’t look forward to that every year? The unofficial start of summer, especially for those of us who live in the north. But it’s actually a time to honor fallen soldiers—those who Abraham Lincoln said, “gave the last full measure of devotion.” I hope you will do that by attending a local parade. After all, someone’s son or daughter gave their life so we could be free. But I hope you and your kids will also remember fallen soldiers of the faith—those who “gave the last full measure of devotion” to God. They died so the Gospel could be shared. Many of the apostles were killed. Many Christians face death today. Use Memorial Day to pray.

Suggested Reading: 2 Timothy 3:12, 1 Peter 4:14-16