Psalms #7 – Psalm 23

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As this is the penultimate post in what has been a very successful Psalms series, I thought we could return to a Psalm that we have already looked into the meaning of and tell you something very interesting about it. This year, one of the members of the  RCG Team took some time away from blogging and traveled out to the Western Front. The Western Front was home to much of the fighting in World War One and some of the worst battles the world have seen. In this post, I will be explaining how, after losing the most precious thing in their lives, devastated parents held onto their faith with God. This is displayed thought the message they chose to have inscribed on their sons headstone; the message of the Lord.

To start off, I would like to say that if you want to find out the meaning behind this post, you can read our post on it here.

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The image above (click image for larger view) is of the head which commemorates Private James Robert Chalmers. His parents, William and lsabella Robb Chalmers found out one day via telegram that their son James died at the age of 24 on the 09/04/1917. They managed to stay truth of the faith and relationship with God. The words on the headstone below as well as describing a young man’s life, it describes Williams and Isabella’s lives too. As well as this, it is also from 2 Timothy 4:7.
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A couple of months ago, we did series here on RCG called God is with you series – RCGhub all about how God is always with you and will never leave you. However, this is very easy for most people in the 21st Century, as life isn’t really that hard. We all have our up and downs, but it’s not like we have lost all of our sons in a world war. Below are the inscriptions on two head stones in Belgium cemeteries that show how many women and their husbands, managed to hold onto God and of course God stayed with them the whole way.

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I hope you have enjoyed reading this post today and you have learnt some new facts about the first world war. If you think you lost a family member in the first or second war then visit the Commonwealth War Graves Commission website and enter in the information you know. You can view their website here. If you have enjoyed  this post and you are looking forward to the conclusion post for this series, like this post and subscribe to RCG.

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