This morning we have the opportunity of remembering those who have made the ultimate sacrifice in war, and to give thanks for them and their lives in our service. We remember those who have served in all theatres of war, and those who have returned home changed and in some cases damaged by the things they have seen. We remember in particular the Anzacs, and yet our hearts also stretch out to those who even now are putting their lives on the line and dying in the service of this nation. We give thanks for them and honour them in our remembering and our prayers for peace.
We are reminded that Jesus too was willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for us and gave his life that we might know a lasting peace – peace with God, and peace with each other. We are encouraged to put our faith and trust in him, to experience the transformation His Spirit brings to our lives and our world, and to be peacemakers in our time. May we indeed be these people.