Sunday Thought – 09.06.24

This week has seen the 80th Anniversary of the D-Day landings – a military action that culminated in the end of the Second World War. However, it was a battle that came at immense human cost: 4,414 allied soldiers were confirmed as having died on that day alone.

While we will always be grateful for the sacrifices which were made on D-Day, those deaths were unable to prevent future physical wars beginning or lead to an end of the ‘spiritual battle’ which Christians believe continues between the forces of evil and good around the world today. The Bible says that victory in that battle has already been achieved by the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ but that the fighting continues regardless, much like what occurred in some Eastern battlegrounds of the Second World War after the Allies declared victory. 

There will be hard times to go through in life while this spiritual battle rages but the Bible says that Christians are on the ‘winning side’. Jesus paid that ultimate sacrifice of death that any and all can be friends with him and live.

“Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. You are my friends if you do what I command.”

NIV, John 15:13-14

Prayer Points for the Week:

  • Pray for the students continuing to undertake exams in the UK and for peace-of-mind for those who have finished.
  • Pray that the increased tensions between North and South Korea won’t escalate into violence.
  • Please pray for the situations in Ukraine and the Middle East. For peace; for aid to get through to those in need; for those mourning the loss of loved ones.