Nov 11, 2010

Remember, Remember.

In Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.

We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved, and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders Fields.

Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders Fields.

- John McCrae

These words were written to honour the men and women who died in order that we may have freedom. They were written in order that we should remember. 

This year, I also think of the men and women who have given their time to be part of the American and Canadian Armed Forces. I have had several friends who have joined the Navy, the Army, and Search and Rescue squads since I began University. I thank God that they are willing to be trained so that if the need should arise, they will step up to the call and serve.

But Remembrance Day takes a special meaning on for Christians. This day honours those who gave their lives in order that we may life in freedom. Sounds an awful lot like Christ, doesn't it.

I thank my God and Saviour that I may life in a country that allows me to worship freely, to pray freely, and to live in freedom. 

Today I was at Walmart with a friend. At 11am, the speakers started playing The Last Stand. The entire store paused for a moment of silence. Every man, woman, child stopped and stood in meditation, in respect for those who had died. For those who had died and so that we may live. 

Christ died also that we may live. Honour him.

Word of the Day: Exegesis

Quote of the Day: "Why doesn't anyone ever say four sixths? It's such a good fraction!" Jenny Guild

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