On this day in 1918, the guns fell silent. The war was over. It however took 3 days for the telegram to reach East Africa with the news.
There is a famous poem, In Flanders Field that captures the mood really well.
There have been many wars since and they still continue.
Until the day comes where man will no longer need to take up arms against fellow man, i continue to pray for the brave men and women at the front lines and for their families left behind worrying and praying. I thank them for the ultimate sacrifice and quote James 15:3:
“No greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends”
To those who continue to fight in Syria, Afghanistan, South Sudan, Iraq, Ukraine and many other parts of the world, we salute you and appreciate your sacrifice.
We pray the Good Lord keeps you safe and returns you to our loving arms.