At church yesterday evening, we thought about how we mark or celebrate special days in the year. In the UK today, with Mark a particularly special and historic day.
On this, the date of Queen Elizabeth II funeral, we remember her life and service, and we give thanks to God for her Christian faith.
It is likely to be an emotional day for many, particularly so for the Royal family. I expect that many of us will not just mourn the loss of the Queen, but will remember friends or relatives who are also no longer with us.
Many millions may watch the funeral today, and I pray that her Christian faith is front and centre, and that many people will hear the gospel.
This is also a particularly special and difficult day for my own family. I will not go into details here, but needless to say I would very much appreciate your prayers.
I will return to normal posting tomorrow on the blog, but could not let today pass without saying these few words.
Thanks for reading, and thank you for your prayers. God bless you this day.