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Thursday, November 11, 2010

On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month the guns fell silent. The peace treaty was signed to end the Great War. The War-to-end-all-Wars was over. So for over twenty years we celebrated Armistice Day on this day, at this hour. But then a second world war erupted. Millions more people died in combat and as innocent civilians. The War-to-end-all-Wars hadn't. So now we call it Veterans' Day to celebrate the worthy and honorable sacrifice of the men and women who have fought for our country.

But what if we continue to celebrate Armistice Day? Not as the end of wars, because that hasn't happened . . . yet. We need to celebrate the hope. We hope that conflict will become unnecessary. We hope that the brave men and women who have fought and died for our country will be honored through peace. We hope that wars will cease and peace will reign.

We hope in Jesus.

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