Today is recognised throughout the British Commonwealth as “REMEMBRANCE DAY’; a time specifically set aside since the end of the First World War in 1918, for REMEMBERING those who died in the line of duty. The words, “LEST WE FORGET” are engraved on cenotaphs in towns and villages throughout the country and a ceremony is held each year to help each generation to remember what happened long ago.

Remembering plays an important role in our lives. Remembering things we learned in the past enables us to make our way forward and to face what the future brings. Jesus had already told His disciples what was going to happen to Him and then to them and gave the reason: “But I have spoken these things to you so that when their time comes you will remember that I spoke them to you.”.  (John 16:4)

In Luke 24:6 the angel at the tomb said to the women: “He is not here, but is risen! Remember how He spoke to you when He was still in Galilee,”.  They didn’t believe but, at the barbecue on the beach, “THEY REMEMBERED HIS WORDS”. (Lk.24:16)

God knows how easily we forget even the most important things so He has given us the special meal to help us to remember. He said, “Do this in remembrance of me.” (2 Cor.11:25)   Jenny Mussey’s hymn, sung by followers of Christ for over 100 years, comes to mind. Please look the rest of the verses up and read them to yourself out loud.


King of my life, I crown Thee now,

Thine shall the glory be;

Lest I forget Thy thorn-crowned brow,  

Lead me to Calvary.

Lest I forget Gethsemane;

Lest I forget Thine agony;

Lest I forget Thy love for me,  

Lead me to Calvary.


John Mosey