Thought from St Mary’s Church

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This has been the season to look back and remember - there have been the bonfire parties and more recently the Remembrance parades.

Remembrance Day is the nation’s opportunity to give thanks for the huge sacrifice that has been and continues to be made by the men and women who serve in our armed forces and their families. These brave men and women make this sacrifice so that our lives are free from tyranny and oppression.

We must not underestimate the sacrifice they make so that we can live in the hope that one day there will be no more need for conflict and war. Sadly, in our fallen world, conflict continues. However, thanks to the sacrifice made by Jesus Christ we are assured that we can look forward with hope.

We are assured by Christ in the book of Revelation that “there will be no more death, nor mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away … I am making everything new!” Thanks be to God.

Rev Jo Elvidge

Assistant Vicar St Mary’s Church, Horsham