In almost the blink of an eye, we find ourselves in November. A time when we can start to look forward to the Season of Good Will to all men.
Sadly, before that we have to remember that this is the month when we pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives for our freedom. Not only in two World Wars, but the many wars since. Remembrance brings with it sadness, but it can also inspire hope, and it’s a terrifyingly ambitious hope because there will be many more challenges, sacrifices, broken lives and bodies.
As Christians, we always travel in hope. Hope that our Lord Jesus Christ will come to our rescue and deliver us from the evil that is war. Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers for they shall be called the children of God.”
When we understand that Christ went to the cross to overcome our separation from God and each other then we could celebrate Remembrance Sunday as truly marking the end of war.
Only when hate and greed, are eliminated from the World will we have true peace.
May God bless all the fallen men women and children who lost their lives in conflict.
Tony Noble is a licensed Lay Minister in the Anglican Chaplaincy of Costa Almeria and Costa Calida.
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