The Power of Love

Recently, I saw a news report of a group of Australian Army veterans from WW2, who were preparing to go back to Kokoda to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the decisive battle that saw the Japanese army defeated and retreating back over the PNG highlands.

These guys were well into their 90's. All veterans of battles that took place in that most difficult of environments. They were heading back to honour their fallen comrades in much the same way we saw the centenary remembrance of the Battle of Beersheba which honoured the courage and commitment of the ANZAC soldiers in WW1.

One of the Kokoda veterans was asked about his reflections on the campaign. His response was one of those "stop you in your tracks" moments. He said:

"We will always have wars such as these, until the Power of Love overcomes the Love of Power."

Wow! How very true. Such wisdom from a man who has "been there, done that"!

To me, this encapsulates the Gospel message. Surely his words are a paraphrase of Jesus' twin commandments of love, and reinforce that the wisdom of God's instruction is for our benefit.

Let's all re-commit to studying God's Word to learn and understand His guidance, which is for our benefit.

God bless,

Tim Connelly

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