THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK: Remembering their great courage

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It has been my privilege to attend the 70th anniversary celebrations at Normandy this year and my heart is so full of the sights I have witnessed this week.

Little children coming up to veterans to ask questions and to say thank you.

Adults, some of whom just need to shake a hand, their emotions running too high to speak. We all need to remember the courage of these brave men and the many thousands like them who paid the final cost with their lives. Which we did at war cemeteries across Normandy for all nations. Rows upon row of grave stones or crosses to bear witness to what they had done for us.

At Aromanches on the evening of June 6, Prince William and Kate visited the veterans to listen to their stories, and listen they did, nothing was rushed or cut short. Then a service in the town square at 6pm with William and Kate in attendance and the reading of that well-known passage of scripture.

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. – John 3:16-17 NIV

Pastor Ross A Dean Fleet

Sutton St James 
Baptist Churches