Today, June 6th is the 70th anniversary of D-Day. On this day in 1944 Allied forces landed in Normandy France, then occupied by the Nazis. It involved 24,000 British, US, and Canadian airborne troops. It was the largest seaborne invasion in history, and contributed to an Allied victory and the end of the Second World War. We salute those who fought, and remember those who gave their lives. It reminds us of another and greater day in history. That was C-Day, or Calvary Day when Christ was crucified for all mankind. Paul described it as follows- “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”. Today we honor those who fought for our freedom on D-Day.. But as we remember Calvary, let’s honor the One who died for us by accepting His substitutionary death for us and the gift of eternal life it brings to all who receive it.
Pastor Alex Rockwell