Pastor Greg spoke for our Remembrance Day Chapel this week. The service started off with all of our students walking out from their classrooms singing Amazing Grace and placing a cross at the front of the room with poppies and names of family members who have served their country.
Our service was focused on three main points, coming from our national anthem.
- True North strong and free.
- God keep our land glorious and free.
- We stand on guard for thee
The True North Strong and Free: What is our true north? True north refers to not only our geographical location as a nation but also as a compass allowing us to navigate correctly. A compass points to true north, in the same way we have our principles that guide and direct us. True North Principles: They are the core founding values that give direction. When determining the name for our country Samuel Tilly was reading his bible one morning out of Psalm 72:8 – “He shall have dominion also from sea to sea, and from the river unto the ends of the earth.” and brought forth the idea to name our country The Dominion of Canada. the glory
God keep our land Glorious and Free: In our infancy as a country, we had a moral compass that pointed us to God and we have seen and experienced the glory of God in our land because of it. Like many nations and people it somehow becomes easy to forget, we forget, we neglect, we fail to remember and honour those principles which have given us the strength and freedom we enjoy. Psalm 29:18a “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” When we lose vision of God, people begin to cast of restraint.
We stand on guard for thee: We stand… as a church we need to stand as those who see and know their God. Be on guard.. keep watch and guard the way of life handed down by our forefathers by living it our and sharing it with others and defending it as much as we can. The greatest things we can do to stand on guard is to PRAY. For thee… it’s not just about us, it’s about others.