Honor and Remembrance | The Institute for Creation Research

Honor and Remembrance

Near the end of a long work day, a former boss would often tell me, “No more today, Henry. My brain is full.” A young man at the time and unfettered by maturity’s burdens, I found this rather amusing. But the older I get, the more truthful his words become. Memories do seem to slowly fade as our minds become saturated by the pace and pressures of these present times. It is easy to forget.

This is one reason I enjoy the month of May—it ushers in a special season of honor and remembrance. We honor our mothers on Mother’s Day, remember our fallen heroes on Memorial Day, and then honor our fathers on Father’s Day in June. It is surely a good thing to remember and thank God for our parents and those who fought to defend our nation’s freedoms. Without them we would not be here today, so it is important to honor their influence and sacrifice in a truly meaningful way.

In similar respects, ICR has been greatly blessed by gifts made in honor or in memory of loved ones. Moving testimonies of the person and their love for ICR’s ministry often accompany such gifts, demonstrating the thought and care taken by the donor in his decision to make them. ICR is deeply humbled by such gifts—they are perhaps the most personal expressions we ever receive.

Memorial gifts for loved ones now in heaven can be made in lieu of flowers or in remembrance of special anniversaries long after the Lord has called them home. In contrast, gifts are sometimes made to honor a living person who has had a significant impact on the donor’s life. In either case, gifts such as these can provide a deep sense of connection with the honored loved one, as well as a more lasting and tangible remembrance because the donor knows they will support ministry programs precious to the honoree.

It is ICR’s sincere privilege to assist our supporters who wish to acknowledge a loved one, and we are pleased to offer the opportunity to send letters of thanks and recognition on your behalf to family and friends of your choosing. For memorial gifts, ICR will send a letter to the family with words of comfort and encouragement that highlight the Lord’s deep abiding love for us. And for gifts made in honor, we would be delighted to send your special person a grateful letter informing them of your honorary gift. ICR will provide a copy of all letters prepared on your behalf, along with our thanks and a tax-deductible receipt for your gift.

If such a gift seems especially appropriate to you, please help ICR minister effectively by providing the following information along with your gift:

  • The name of the person you wish to honor (living) or remember (in glory)
  • His/her relationship to you
  • The names and addresses of those you wish to be notified of your gift (amounts will not be mentioned)
  • The relationship of those notified to the person being honored

Remember loved ones who have gone on before, and honor those whose living testimonies have touched you. But most importantly, we must remember the One whose very Name established the greatest memorial of all. “Thy name, O LORD, endureth for ever; and thy memorial, O LORD, throughout all generations” (Psalm 135:13).

* Mr. Morris is Director of Donor Relations at the Institute for Creation Research.

Cite this article: Morris IV, H. 2012. Honor and Remembrance. Acts & Facts. 41 (5): 21.

The Latest
NEWS
Fossil Chromatin Looks Young
What are the odds that a buried animal would still have intact DNA after 125 million years? Researchers publishing in the journal Communications Biology...

NEWS
Inside October 2021 Acts & Facts
How is the Lord’s handiwork on display at John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park? Does the universe look old? What can we learn about science and...

NEWS
Two-Volume Series: Restoring the Truth about Origins
The subject of origins continues to attract interest from the public and the scientific establishment. Understanding our origins informs us of who we are...

ACTS & FACTS
Creation Kids: Floods Form Fossils Fast
Christy Hardy and Susan Windsor* You’re never too young to be a creation scientist! Kids, discover fun facts about God’s creation with...

ACTS & FACTS
A Battle for Hearts
Since the ICR Discovery Center for Science & Earth History opened in fall of 2019, tens of thousands of people have walked through our doors. They...

APOLOGETICS
Eating Bugs Isn't Always So Simple
The Lord Jesus Christ deserves glory for why He made Earth’s diverse creatures, and He also deserves glory for the complicated details of how...

ACTS & FACTS
Does the Universe Look Old?
Since distant galaxies are billions of light-years away, some understandably assume that distant starlight must have taken billions of years to reach...

ACTS & FACTS
Hawaii Behind the Scenes
ICR Research Scientist Dr. Brian Thomas and ICR Video Producer Clint Loveness, with help from friends and family, recently shot footage in Maui, Hawaii,...

ACTS & FACTS
Mutation, Design, and Faith
Any alteration in a cell’s DNA sequence is a mutation. These changes can come from copying errors, exposure to chemicals or radiation, or from...

ACTS & FACTS
Another Function of 'Junk DNA' Discovered
For decades, evolutionists suggested that huge sections of our genome (about half) did not actively code for the production of proteins or polypeptides—and...