Monday, November 12, 2012

Stand Up!

This entry was originally written and posted in Life with Lynnie (LwL) on blog.com, rather than here on blogspot.com, due to the problems I had posting any entry, here. Now that blogger has this site working properly again, I thought I would copy and repost here, to save you from having to back and forth between sites.

Stand up!

Yesterday, in Life with Lynnie (LwL), I wrote about remembering them. Jesus. Our veterans and those who protect our freedom.

In the past, on Remembrance Day, I attended ceremonies at the cenotaph in Windsor’s City Hall Square. I must admit, not every year. But, whenever I could, I did.

Since I cannot drive yet, I didn’t attend Sunday’s 11/11/11 ceremony.

In the past, there have been various sized crowds. Once, I was horrified at a small crowd who gathered to remember.

However, my heart skipped a beat when I found out that there was a huge group of people who attended this year.

The Windsor Star‘s headline read: Massive turnout brings veterans to tears. Here is a link for the article:
http://blogs.windsorstar.com/2012/11/11/massive-remembrance-day-turnout-moves-veterans/

Another article choked me up, Local ceremony honours veterans of Korean War: http://www.windsorstar.com/life/Local+ceremony+honours+veterans+Korean/7533739/story.html#ixzz2C0KHnibM

Then, I saw another article posted regarding Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper: PM pays tribute abroad: http://www.windsorstar.com/news/pays+tribute+abroad/7533745/story.html

Had I attended the remembrance ceremony, I would have been elated to have seen so many people standing up in support.

But, I also would have wondered why there was such a large turnout.

After thinking about the situation, I believe it may be due to the fact that our world is in turmoil. Yes, it has been for quite a while. But, in the past, it seemed that many people didn’t really take notice.

In my opinion, people are finally standing up and taking notice of what is happening in our world, today. I’ve heard more and more people speak of our need to fight for freedom, lately.

I’m grateful for this.

After all, we live in a sinful world. And, there’s not much we can do about it, as an individual, but reach out and touch others. Together, our efforts and faith can move mountains, when it comes to fighting evil.

For this, we must all be on the same page.

God confirmed this in Mark 3:25-26, “And if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand. And if Satan rise up against himself, and be divided, he cannot stand, but hath an end.”

It did my heart good to know the turnout was great for the Remembrance Day ceremony. It seems more and more people are recognizing the need to stand for what is true and right.

And, it’s the only way to defeat evilness and those who fight on the side of Satan, who rules the world we live in.


Until next time…

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