Sunday 11 November marks the 100th anniversary of the signing of the armistice which ended the First World War after four years. As we remember the end of the conflict we recommit ourselves to work and pray for peace around the world. We remember this eon all sides who have died in conflicts, and we ask God to move to bring about peace in our world.
Jesus is the Prince of Peace, and we believe that only when he returns will His perfect peace be brought to humanity. As John wrote in Revelation “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” That is also the time when the words of the prophet Isaiah will come to pass “they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore.”
While we reflect the end of the First World War we also remember the conflicts which continue around the world, especially those in Yemen and Syria, which have sent he most appalling suffering in the past years.