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As we sacrifice ourselves to give and to serve others, our sacrifice – like those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in world wars and conflicts since – is a dim picture of the ultimate sacrifice given for us by Jesus Christ. It is good to remember what he has done for us too.

Remembering Remembrance Services

I am sure, like me, you have taken part (and for many, continue to take part) in your fair share of Remembrance Sunday services. I can think of many. The parade in Norwich used to start and end its two minute’s silence with cannon fire from the Castle. However hard I counted, I always jumped out of my skin at the end of the silence! I remember one particularly wet parade just after I had moved to Cradley Heath – the Band called me Jonah for years afterwards! In Hednesford I was invited to stand on the saluting dias and take the salute. And in Basingstoke there was always a fly-past from an RAF Chinook helicopter.

Last year, Gail and I were privileged enough to be asked to be part of the party representing The Salvation Army at the Cenotaph on Whitehall. It was a memorable occasion in many ways. Perhaps the first memory is of hearing the news that the Queen would not make it to observe the service. Perhaps that was the first time we realised she was not invincible. Then there was the march past the Cenotaph itself, followed by marching past the then Duke of Cambridge as he took the salute and the Guards Band played The Red Shield. Memorable indeed!

We continue to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice

It is fitting to continue to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice to preserve our freedom. May we never forget them or take them for granted. Sacrifice is a memorable thing. As we sacrifice ourselves to give and to serve others, our sacrifice – like their ultimate sacrifice – is a dim picture of the ultimate sacrifice given for us by Jesus Christ. It is good to remember what he has done for us too.

We will remember them. And we will remember our Saviour, Jesus Christ.

In Battle Drill devotionals this week, in the week following Remembrance Sunday, we ask, what will we be remembered for? The brave men and women who gave their lives in the two world wars and in conflicts since leave a legacy of freedom for many people. What will our legacy be? There’s a new episode of Battle Drill Devotional every Monday through Friday.

You can head to https://battledrilldevotional.podbean.comfor more details and to subscribe to the audio podcast wherever you get your podcasts or you can catch up with us on the Battlefield Resources Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/battlefieldresources. Like the page and get a notification when a new episode drops or sign up to be sent an email – http://eepurl.com/h2FPND.

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