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Graveyards and Memorial Stones

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: May 28, 2016

Memorial Day from the Old Testament to the present…


Stones of remembrance
found in a graveyard
help us to focus on freedom's cost.
Tombstones remind us
we are indebted
to those brave soldiers
whose lives were lost.

Stones of remembrance
(boulders of blessings)
were ancient Israel's visual aid.
As God commanded,
rock piles signaled
how He brought freedom
as they obeyed.

Stones of remembrance
that mark our history
focus our gaze on God's faithfulness.
Markers remind us
how He has led us
in times of sorrow, blessing and stress.

Stones of remembrance
serve as reminders
that God is with us guiding our way.
As we possess the land we've been given,
He will prove faithful
through come what may.

* the above poem is based on Joshua 4:1-8 and can be sung to the tune for "Morning Has Broken"


Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

Greg's writings have now been assembled in book form. Find out more.

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Posted: May 28, 2016

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