My grandfather lied about his age so he could enlist and fight in WWI.  My father fought in WWII.  There are no words to describe what they, and the others that fought beside them, endured.  They were apart from loved ones for many years.  They saw friends fall.  Some of their friends just never came back, fallen to an unknown fate.  They witnessed horrendous atrocities. Is remembering enough?

    Starting with the Boer War, Canada has fought on the world stage many times.  We still are.  With too much regularity we read of another Canadian that has fallen while serving his country.  All of our soldiers need to me thanked and remembered.

    We must keep in mind that there will always be conflict somewhere in the world.  In Isaiah 2:4, God tells us that only after the return of Christ will there be peace.  “Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”(KJV)  Peacekeepers are needed and we need to pray for our soldiers and for an end of conflicts, but only after Christ’s return will there be everlasting peace.  “Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end” (Isaiah 9:7 KJV)  That will be a glorious time.

Published by Ray Richards