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A Remembrance Reflection

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A quick personal reflection on remembrance…now I just have to write the sermon.

Remembrance Reflection
Major (ret’d) the Rev, St John the Evangelist Edmonton, (served 20 years as an aerospace engineer in Canada’s fighter force)

In the middle of the night, “0-dark-30”, the howl of the base recall siren wakes me in time to answer my ringing cell phone. Crawling from my warm bed and kissing my wife and daughter, I don a uniform and head to the flight line to answer the call. My life in uniform, one of constant readiness for a leap into the unknown.  When the sun rises, where will I be?

It’s a life not so different from that of the Christian, always preparing, never certain when the call will come, and ready for the master to arrive in the dark of night.

As I reflect on lost colleagues and those who continue to bear the burden of service, I remember my call as a Christian to be on watch, to be ready, and to never forget – that sometimes those who stand on guard must give their all, so that others may know peace. “When you go home, tell them of us” is also the call of Christ.

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Written by sameo416

October 6, 2015 at 10:08 pm

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