The Ultimate Sacrifice

Rev.21.3-4 ‘I heard a loud shout from the throne, saying, “Look, God’s home is now among his people! He will live with them, and they will be his people. God himself will be with them4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes, and there will be no more death or sorrow or crying or pain. All these things are gone forever.’” Several years ago while delving in to my family history I discovered a great uncle I never knew I had. Septimus Jennings. Intrigued, I did further research which revealed that he enlisted in December 1915 and following training he was sent to the Ypres Salient on October 16th 1916. Weeks later on December 22nd at 6pm he was killed by shellfire, he was 23 years old. Mandy and I visited his grave, one white headstone amongst so many; I will be remembering him this Sunday. As we look back at the sacrifice made for our current freedom let’s also look forward to our eternal hope because of the sacrifice of Jesus. Bryan