LOOKING out of the front window of my daughter’s house I saw in the garden opposite, a large flag depicting a Poppy, six silhouettes of soldiers in Second World War uniforms and the words, ‘Lest we forget’.
Today is Remembrance Day when all over our nation people will be looking back and being thankful for all those who gave their lives or were terribly wounded in service for our country in the two world wars and the conflicts which have followed since.
Human beings have a tendency to be easily forgetful so we need this annual Remembrance Sunday to be forever reminded of the cost that brought us freedom.
When Jesus Christ shared the Last Supper with his disciples, he told them to, “Do this in remembrance of me”, for he knew that we humans do tend to forget very quickly.
When we take the Communion in Church that is exactly what we are doing as we take the bread reminding us of his broken body and the wine, which symbolises his shed blood.
We do this to remember Jesus Christ’s great sacrifice for each one of us as he died on that cruel cross to bring us into the blessings of the love, joy and peace from God his Father.
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