All Saints' Day
by Dr. Dan Sharp, Minister of Worship
November 1 is commonly known as All Saints' Day. It was widely celebrated in the Roman Catholic Church but also in Anglican and Lutheran circles, as well as the Church of England.
It is a day set aside to remember the lives of past saints, remembering that anyone who has put their trust in Jesus Christ, is considered a “saint’ according to Scripture.
It is a day to remember the faithfulness of those who have gone before and who still bring influence into our lives. This might be a day when you remember your own loved ones who continue to bear influence on your life. In some churches, names of those who have passed during the year are read, or remembered in some way.
Perhaps you could take a moment today, to thank God for those who are no longer with us, but continue to bring spiritual influence, inspiration, and encouragement to you as you remember their life of faith.