AT “THE eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month”, the Armistice was signed ending the First World War.
The guns stopped firing and there was peace in the world.
Sadly the peace did not last very long and since that day in 1918 there has been very little peace in our world with wars and conflicts breaking out in every part.
This Sunday, incidentally the 11th day of the 11th month, millions will be remembering once again, at Cenotaphs, churches and graveyards, the loss of lives given in all the conflicts over the past 100 years.
Once again we will be praying for peace in our troubled world and the wars and aggressions will cease so that normality can reign.
Sadly ‘man made’ peace does not seem to last but for a short while, then once again conflict breaks out.
The Apostle Paul writing in the New Testament says, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts” and also exhorts us “Live in peace with each other”.
Jesus Christ himself gave us the promise when he said, “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid”.
Let us pray for ‘the Peace of Christ’ to rule in the hearts of all those in authority who are striving to bring a ‘longed for’ peace to all parts of our troubled world today.
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