War Weekend, Pickering October 11

Railway at War, Oct 2011

No he wasn't getting 'nicked'!

 Over 10,000 people swamped Pickering on this glorious, sunny October Saturday.

These Pictures were taken at 10 o’clock in the morning:

Birdgate

Smiddyhill

Hungate / Ropery Traffic Lights

This is the Ropery and Market Place at around 11:30:

The Ropery and Park Street

Market Place from the Ropery.

People, People, People, all day to spend strolling around admiring the culture and machinery of War.

Parade

Parade 1

Parade 2

A privilege afforded to so few by the sacrifice of so many, over 40,000,000 shed their blood to establish peace and ensure freedom.

Tragically, while ‘the Second World War’ ended, people still fight and war seems to be ever present.

Man has always struggled to find peace in the world around him, when the problem is actually on the inside.

Mark 7:21–23

“From within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, lewdness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these evil things come from within and defile a man.”

 It Was Our Privilege to be out among the crowds telling  of God’s provision to bring peace on the inside, through the ‘blood’ of His Son.

The Greatest Battle In History took Place on the Hill called Calvary. Here sin’s grip on people was finally broken for believers. Through faith in Jesus Christ they find peace with God, their neighbours and themselves.

Peace In Our Time.

Lot’s of people stopped to speak and take away literature, the news that real peace is available was gladly received.

2 Corinthians 5:19 

God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.

Colossians 1:20

and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

 Romans 5:1 

 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ

Philippians 4:7 

the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

“We have not only peace towards the outer world, but peace within. After all, happiness and peace lie more within the man than in anything about him. Heaven lies more in the heart than in golden streets, and hell’s flame consists rather in man’s tortured conscience than in the Tophet fire which the breath of God has kindled. So the peace which Jesus gives is within us; “the good man is satisfied from himself.” C H Spurgeon 1343.148

The deepest want of man is not a desire for happiness, but a craving for peace; not a wish for the gratification of every desire, but a craving for the repose of acquiescence in the will of God: and it is this which Christianity promises. Christianity does not promise happiness, but it does promise peace.

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