It’s that time of year where we Remember.

Last Sunday we stopped our service at 11:00am to commemorate the contribution of British and Commonwealth military and civilian servicemen and women in the two World Wars and later conflicts. It was a time of remembrance.

It’s often good to remember. To look back and just focus on a different time or place. Maybe to recollect a loved one or a special moment in life.

As Christians we also need to remember. Let’s look to our Saviour Jesus Christ and just focus on how He saved us from our sins. Romans 5:8 says “But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” We have much to remember and to be thankful for as Christians. The bible says in 1 Corinthians 6:20 “For ye are bought with a price“. That price was the blood that was shed on the cross of Calvary.

We live in a volatile world and sadly conflicts are likely to continue to happen. Even the bible says in Matthew 24:6 “And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet“.

When we look at the red of the poppy. Our minds can easily focus on the bloodshed of war. However, as Christians let us also remember the blood that was shed on the cross. How the Saviour of the world took upon his shoulders the weight of human sin and paid the ultimate price. He sacrificed His life, so that we may live.