Saturday, November 11, 2006

Remembrance Day

Today , 11th November 2006, is Remembrance Day in Canada.

When I was pursuing my education in Canada, the first English language poem that was taught to me was "In Flanders Fields". The poem was written By Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae (1872 - 1918). John McCrae was born in Guelph, Canada on 30th November 1872. I can still vividly remembered Canadians proudly wearing red Poppy on their collars during the month of November. The red poppies are from the John McCrae's Flanders Fields.

I found the poem emotionally interesting. The poem helped me to understand the true characteristics and qualities of Canadians. Canada is a multi-racial country, a peaceful nation that was never at war with any country, but never shed away her international responsibilities to defend the rights and honours of humanity.

With regret, I take note that my own country failed me as a young man. But Canada, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you so much for the hospitality given to me, and the opportunity to be educated and learned in your beautiful country.
On this sacred day, may the souls of your fallen heroes rest in peace. May your future generations remember the sacrifices and heroic deeds of these fallen heroes against world's tyrannies and evils. May God continues to blessed this beautiful nation of yours with prosperities and joyousness,

The Flanders Fields, I quote.

IN Flanders fields the poppies blow
Between the crosses, row on row,
That mark our place; and in the sky
The larks, still bravely singing, fly
Scarce heard amid the guns below.
We are the Dead. Short days ago
We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,
Loved and were loved, and now we lie
In Flanders fields.
Take up our quarrel with the foe:
To you from failing hands we throw
The torch; be yours to hold it high.
If ye break faith with us who die
We shall not sleep, though poppies grow
In Flanders fields.

For those evils doers and satanic worshippers who continued to waged wars against humanity, May you be reminded of the following passages of the Good Book.

"It is not I who speaks these lies into the thoughts of men, but it is only Satan; for he who is the father of all lies (John 8:44). O, if men only knew how just much Satan really hates all men; men of all nations, of all races, of all ages, and of all genders. O, if the world only knew how just how great the limitations are that I have placed upon Satan's hatred, lest he torment men beyond measure and destroy the lives all men. Only by my word is Satan restrained from exercising his full hatred against men. But these are the days when those constraints on Satan are being loosened; days where Satan's hatred towards men is being made more manifest as one day leads into the next day. These are the days where Satan is able to increase the intensity of the evil and the wrath that he has towards all men, especially those who follow me. These are the days where Satan is able to speak more madness into the thoughts of who are not under my hedge of protection. You know that I so love all men, but I am only able to show favor to and protect those who believe on me (I Peter 1:5). You remember that which I have revealed to you that Satan and I only have one thing in common, and that is that we both have a passion to have you. Satan desires to have so that he may exercise his hate upon you, and I desire to have you to overflow you with my love. Satan desires to have to so that he may rule over you with sin and death, but I desire to rule over you with peace and life. Satan desires to have you to do you evil, but I desire to have you to do you good. Satan desires to rule over you with bondage, while I desire for liberty and freedom to be your dominion.

It is whose words that you honor that determines whose servant that you are (Rom.6:16). If you honor Satan's lies by believing them, then death and sin shall surely be the law that will continue to rule over the thoughts of your mind. But if you honor me by believing my words, then I shall give unto you the Spirit of life (Rom.8:2); and I shall write my life as a law into your hearts and your minds. Though men desire to have a life better than that which they presently have, no man is able to find of life of himself because no man is able to overcome the darkness of himself; for how can a man overcome darkness when all that he knows is darkness or either the darkness that appears as the light? Who is the man who is able to discern that the source of every evil and miserable thought that is brought forth in the visions and imaginations of his mind is of the Devil? I am your Savior, and my Spirit is your only hope of salvation from this darkness and death.

1 comment:

bennyloh said...

By Cameron Cardow, The Ottawa Citizen- image on 11/09/06