23 Apr Light up the dawn
This Saturday, on Anzac Day, for the first time in its 93 year history, there will be no dawn service to observe together in person. We can, however, still honour the memory of the brave soldiers and service people that sacrificed their lives for our country. Over 75,000 Anzac families lost an irreplaceable part of their family.
Many of these heroes were young and never would have families of their own. Australia was deprived of the men these soldiers would have been; fathers, builders, painters, poets, their loss for future generations is incalculable, and we still feel it today.
As an alternative to the dawn service; The Returned and Services League has proposed that everyone in this country stand at the end of their driveway for a minute’s silence at 0555 hours. It would be a great lift to us all if everyone in the Majellan family could bring a candle out the front of their house and pray in silence for our Anzacs.
And standing outside with our lit candles, may we consider the words of Moses, in Psalm 91:
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day; Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday. A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee. Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked. Because thou hast made the LORD, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;