This past weekend we have been remembering those who died in the First and Second World Wars and many other wars since. It is important to remember and honour those who voluntarily gave their lives for their country so that the freedom of its citizens might be preserved. During the 2nd World War the nation of Britain was under grave threat. It was nothing short of a miracle that we were spared invasion. While remembering these heroes let’s also remember the Man who gave His life for all of us, the One who died a most cruel and agonising death on the cross so that we could walk free from sin and enjoy the prospect of eternal life. The death of our war heroes contributed to our earthly freedom, but only Jesus’ suffering and death could obtain our eternal salvation. “He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above all other names” (Philippians 2:8). The sacrifice those soldiers made is a reflection of the ultimate sacrifice Jesus made which still avails for us today.