Memorial Day. A day set aside by our country to remember all the brave men and women who freely gave of their lives in order that we as a nation might be free. Yesterday, the church had a significant event to remember—The Day of Pentecost. In the past, I have not given it much thought. However, this year I did not just want to stay at Jesus’ death and resurrection only to wait until Christmas to celebrate and remember His birth again. My question and reading has been focused on What happened after the Resurrection? As we have explored together the past three weeks the period of 50 days after Jesus’ resurrection, we have seen Him appear to many people and share with them His parting words. Last week we looked at His last words before His ascension which spoke to the work we are to carry on as believers and followers of Christ. After He ascended He told the disciples to wait in Jerusalem until they received the promise of the Holy Spirit. Remember He did not even tell them how long, what time, or how it would be received. It is now ten days later and the time we now label the Day of Pentecost. As we remember today the lives sacrificed for our freedoms here in this nation, may we not forget the sacrifice we as believers must be willing to make in order to save souls from eternity spent absent of the presence of God.