Monday, 11 November 2013

Recollections of War: Ninety-Five Years?

      On this day it is 95 years since the ending of "The War to end all Wars".  Or is it? With each successive conflict people say that we, as humankind, are working together for universal peace.  True, many have fought and died for peace, and peace in many cases did come - but for how long? There is something which we are missing, something which has been lost.  Read below:

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Our shelter from the stormy blast,
And our eternal home.

Under the shadow of Thy throne
Thy saints have dwelt secure;
Sufficient is Thine arm alone,
And our defense is sure.

Before the hills in order stood,
Or earth received her frame,
From everlasting Thou art God,
To endless years the same.

Thy Word commands our flesh to dust,
“Return, ye sons of men:”
All nations rose from earth at first,
And turn to earth again.

The busy tribes of flesh and blood,
With all their lives and cares,
Are carried downwards by the flood,
And lost in following years.

O God, our help in ages past,
Our hope for years to come,
Be Thou our guard while troubles last,
And our eternal home.

      Did you see it?  That something is this: We should find and remember that our Hope is in God alone.  We must remember that it is not our efforts that control this world.  It is Christ who upholds the universe by the word of His power.  We must place our hope during conflicts and peace in our Lord and God, for He is mighty to save, slow to anger, abiding in steadfast love - forever faithful.  

Written and Posted by William A Moore

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