ANZAC Day. A National Day of Remembrance commemorating all New Zealanders and Australians who have served and died in Wars. It is a time to pause, to reflect on the sacrifice of so many for the life we enjoy today.
Without the day, the poppies, it is easy to forget the lives sacrificed, the battles fought for us. It’s easy to forget that without these brave soldiers, our lives would be so different. It is easy to forget in the busyness of our days, the very gift from these soldiers.
It’s easy to forget.
The Israelites too, they forgot. They forgot God. They forgot what He had done for them, how He had got them out of Egypt. They forget the miracles. And when you forget, you stop believing, you start losing the faith.
‘They forgot the God who saved them. who had done great things in Egypt.” (Psalms 106:21)
It’s easy for us to forget too. To forget the blessings from God. To forget the answered prayers, the healings, the breakthroughs.
King David said ‘Praise the Lord, I tell myself, and never forget the good things He does for me.’ (Psalm 103:3)
It’s something we need to tell ourselves as well. To remind ourselves to never forget what God has done for us. It will increase our faith and remind us in our today, that God is there with us.
Lest we forget.
“There is no greater love than to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.” (John 15:13)