Memorial Day is a time to honor all those who have given their lives in service to our country. But not only do we want to honor those who have gone before us, we want to honor all who are serving today and who have served in our lifetime.
Scripture says, "Greater love has no man than to lay down his life for a friend." Yes, many have given their lives in the line of duty, but so many more have given up the life they once knew. Today, more than 5.5 million Americans are caring for wounded service members and veterans—the very people who risked everything to protect our own families and freedoms. We are so privileged to partner with Senator Elizabeth Dole to bring support and awareness for the overwhelming needs of caregivers of military personnel. Our thanks for what they have done is best expressed through our actions.
We'd like to invite you, the members and family of Lakewood Church, to join us in supporting our military families. Pray about what you can do. Go to www.elizabethdolefoundation.org for more information and share the link with your friends and family. Also, on May 30th Lakewood will host a military and veteran caregiver respite weekend. It's a time to celebrate the whole family and honor them for their care. There will be food and drinks, activities for all ages, special gifts given and resource materials to help lighten the load. Stephen Ministers will also be available for prayer and fellowship.
Let's show the love of Jesus to these families by supporting them with our prayers, time and resources. Thank you for joining us! Together we are making a difference in lives all over the world.
We love you and look forward to honoring Memorial Day with you this weekend!
Joel and Victoria Osteen