VE DAY 75th ANNIVERSARY SERVICE
As the recent flurry of TV documentaries has shown, VE Day in 1945 was a great national and international celebration. There were street parties, plenty of food and drink, and an almost euphoric mood. But it seems that the mood was tinged with anticipation, as the war in the Far East was far from over; and with regret, as the cost of the war in human lives and economic degradation was already clear. That uneasy mix of emotions resonates with us today, we come to terms with the ongoing effects of the Coronavirus, not just in the UK, but around the world.
One thing that struck me, as I watched the film footage from 1945, was how ready national leaders were to give thanks to God for his deliverance from the evil of Nazism, and to call upon people to pray for the end of the war. As we mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day, let’s be bold in thanking God for his mercy, and let’s be humble in seeking his deliverance from evil.
I invite you to access and join in with the Service for VE Day which has been piut together with contributions from members of churches across Ulverston.
8th May 2020 – 10th May 2020