The above words will be in our hearts and on our lips today as we remember those who have died in war so that we might have freedom and peace. Let us again today and tomorrow (11th) especially give thanks to God for His protection and blessing upon us as a nation, as well as for those who gave their lives or who suffer as a result of warfare.
Similar words are found in the Bible – for instance in Psalm 77 we read “I will remember the deeds of the Lord; yes, I will remember Your miracles of long ago” (v11). Such remembrance in this psalm is in the context of distress and suffering – the psalmist even asks “Has God forgotten to be merciful?” (v9). But as he deliberately seeks to remember “them” (i.e. the Lord’s deeds and miracles) so he is encouraged and says “Your ways, O God, are holy. What god is so great as our God?” (v13).
Above all, how wonderful it is to remember Calvary and the empty tomb – the Lord’s perfect and loving sacrifice of Himself in our place and His glorious resurrection.
“Lest I forget Gethsemane, Lest I forget Thine agony
Lest I forget Thy love for me, Lead me to Calvary.”
We will remember them and Him.
Peace and Grace