AS SHE watched the ceremony at the Cenotaph last Sunday, the Queen was seen to wipe a tear away as she remembered the fallen.
As a teenager, the Princess Elizabeth lived through the Blitz because her parents, the then King and Queen had decided to remain in the city so that they could show solidarity with all Londoners and brave the hostile bombing along with them.
During her long reign the Queen has seen untold sadness through the many wars and conflicts since, so she surely knows what it is to remember and not to forget.
At some point in our lives each one of us will have experienced times of sadness and loss when tears would surely have been shed.
We read of numerous occasions in the Gospels when Jesus Christ came into contact with those who had so much sadness and loss in their lives and we are told that he ‘had compassion for them’.
As our Queen’s parents wanted to be with their people during those terrible war years, so Jesus Christ longs to be part of our daily lives, no matter what situation we are facing at this time.
He longs to bring the compassion, love, joy and peace into our lives that God wants us to experience each day
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