We Will Remember
November eleventh is Remembrance Day here in Canada and Veteran’s Day in the United States. Just recently we were again reminded that the cost of preserving liberty often involves the shedding of blood. A soldier was run over near Montreal by a radical Muslim convert the same week of the shooting attack in Ottawa
November 11this a day that we have set aside to remember those men and women who have passed on before us and to honour those who have served in the armed forces to defend our liberty. It is just and right to lift them up not only for the courage they so often showed, but also for the great example that they can be for us to follow.
For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers,
that they should make them known to their children:
That the generation to come might know them,
even the children which should be born;
who should arise and declare them to their children:
That they might set their hope in God, and not forget the works of God,
but keep his commandments:
These verses are God’s command to fathers to pass their faith on to their children from generation to generation. There have been many recent events and current issues that point to the fact that some are not obeying God’s command or following the example of their fathers.
The picture above is of the flag that draped my Father's coffin at his funeral. He was honored as a World War II veteran having fought in the 75th Infantry during the Battle of the Bulge.
I thank God that my own father, John Arthur Conrad who passed away October 13th was by the testimony of many, “a wonderful Christian man”; also evidenced by the fact that all of his children are “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;” Also many of his grandchildren are following that same command in faithful obedience.