I rely on my electronic devices to remind me of important matters and dates in life. I wonder what you have to help you remember? Below are x3 items that are helping me to remember this month...
The Red Poppy
The generations who served in both World Wars are slowly leaving us and all we have left are the history books to tell the stories of the heroic men and women who served our country. The Poppy is a timeless symbol. Whenever we see one we are provoked to express our gratitude for the courage and sacrifice the men and women showed in their service. We remember what they gave, never to forget and to use to inspire ourselves to work more intentionally for peace.
My Wedding Ring
We've just celebrated our 18th anniversary. As with any long term relationships we have had our share of good and not so good times. I'm under no illusions my wife would say at times that being married to me is hard work. She's also say it's fun and an adventure! My wedding ring is a reminder of who I am and the commitments I promised before family, friends and God. This plain gold ring represents the vows I made that day 18 years ago to seek the wellbeing of the women I love above everything else, through the good and not so good times.
If we think about it why would anyone want a reminder of the most barbaric method of execution ever devised by humanity? Why do I have this cross as well as one on a chain around my neck? The Bible contains numerous times when God asks his people to remember. He knows we forget and find it easy in pushing him out of our lives. The cross is amongst many items I have that reminds me about the God I believe in and his love for me.
At LCBC we remind ourselve every week about this God. If you would like to join us and find out more then come along on Sundays at 10.30am. This Sunday (11th) we have our Remembrance service and we'd be proud to stand with you .