America’s Sermon – Rev. Allan Brooks – Psalm 19:7-14


This Memorial Day, we take time to honor and remember all of those who have made the ultimate sacrifice to provide freedom and opportunity for our nation. We hear the words of President Lincoln during his second inaugural address, reflecting upon the nature of the civil war and God’s will within it, as he prepares for the long struggle of leading a nation that needs healing. We would be wise to hear the prophetic words from our 16th president as he comments on the war being a form of God’s judgement. We would be even wiser to head the words of Langston Hughes, who speaks of dream that was America, a land of unity, liberty and possibility. We allow ourselves to become divided over the simplest of things anymore, and refuse to act as a common people. Let us come together this Memorial Day to live as a people who love and support one another, living in unity to honor those who have sacrificed greatly for a way of life we all take for granted.