Today is Pearl Harbor Day and marks 79 years since a terrible attack by Japanese planes that left thousands of American victims. It led to America’s entering into World War 2 and many more lives being lost. The cause was just, and when it was over — for a time — freedom and peace reigned. Unfortunately humankind does not embrace peace for long.

Today flags are at half-mast, and remembrance events are being held across America. I think it is important to remember such historic yet tragic events. They provide hope for the future and remind us to work harder to pursue peace.

These events remind me to be grateful for our military men and women. I especially think of the Greatest Generation. It is personal for me, because my parents were included in that generation.

Also these remembrances can remind us that we should follow the Prince of Peace. Only He can bring lasting peace to human hearts.

Now may the Lord of Peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all.”
(2 Thessalonians 3: 16)

“Therefore having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  (Romans 5: 1)

“The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.”  (Romans 8: 6)

To read other posts regarding historic Pearl Harbor Day, please go to posts of 12/7/2018 and 12/7/2019. Look for the hope, and remember to pursue peace!

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