OVER the past few months I have heard many people say they had not realised, until recently, the full impact of the horror and atrocities of the First World War.
Even though I had an uncle who was a prisoner of war, he did not say anything to me about his time in captivity.
The reality of the horror has become more vivid to me over the events of the past months and especially this week after watching Sir Peter Jackson’s film “They Shall Not Grow Old”.
The graphic images of what it was like to be on the front line and to be part of the ‘bloodshed’ made one realise what it was to be suddenly thrust from a life of tranquillity into the centre of a ‘living hell’.
I now realise I had accepted it all as part of history without thinking too much about the full impact.
As a child and young teenager I had heard the Bible stories about God and His Son Jesus Christ and again had just simply accepted them and done nothing about it.
At the age of 20 I realised the full meaning of why Jesus Christ came to earth to show us the Love of God and that by accepting his Salvation we can know without a shadow of doubt the fullness of that Love.
At that moment in my life Jesus became real to me and he has been my Saviour and friend ever since.
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