Armistice Day 100 years since the end of WW1

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Armistice Day 100 years since the end of WW1

Post by Ernest » Sun Nov 11, 2018 6:32 am

I suspect that most of us whether we wanted to or not, will be aware that this Remembrance Day, 11th November 2018 is the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Armistice between Germany and the Allied nations. The War to End all Wars, was the suggestion at the time. But the flawed decisions made among the various peace treaties about future nation states and in particular the punishments imposed on Germany, set the scene for another war in 1939, which was again world wide, which only ended when the Atom bomb was dropped twice on Japan.

War is a terrible and cruel thing, God's people, fighting and killing each other and destruction of lives and communities. Even now, today on this anniversary, we have conflicts in places as diverse as Afghanistan, the Yemen, the Sudan, the Central African Republic and the running sore of the middle east. Many of these conflicts origins many be traced back to decisions made during the post WW1 period as Victorious Governments reaped vengeance on people and imposed divisions that separated peoples and imposed minority ethnic status on many peoples, who had previously been together, even if under colonial rule.

My personal commemoration and prayers today, will not be just for those whose names appear on the War Memorials, but also for all who have died or suffered in war, whose identity we might never know, and for peace for those nations and peoples suffering war or persecution of any sort today. Prayers for peace, prayers for the peace makers and prayers for reconcilation. :cross: :votive1: :votive1:

Lord, I ask that you surround all who suffer now, or live with memories of those lost to war and destruction in their living memory. Bring them peace of heart and mind, surround them with your love and help them to receive you as their Saviour Jesus Christ. Amen :votive1:
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Armistice Day 100 years since the end of WW1

Post by Joyce » Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:56 am

They say nobody despises war so much as those called upon to fight, the soldiers, sailors and airmen who know what it's really all about. Nobody wants it, the aggressors least of all, because they'd prefer to invade, destroy and terrorise unopposed.

We give thanks to and for those who fought for our peace and still do. We remember those who also suffered and are suffering on Home Fronts around the world, and those who support and supported the fighting men and women.

A line in a Dr Who script gave warning to an alien race intending to invade Earth : 'It is defended !'

:cross: For all who defend the innocent and what is right, even unto the giving of their own lives.


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Post by Caroline » Sun Nov 11, 2018 5:37 pm

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Post by Pam » Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:41 am

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