The Unknown Warrior

In Westminster Abbey, London, there is a tomb for an ‘Unknown Warrior’. It is the grave of a soldier who died in France in the First World War but, like thousands of others, he could not be identified; he was unknown.  The body was brought to London in 1920, two years after the ceasefire of the of the war and buried in the Abbey.  For many families, whose loved ones never returned from the war and whose bodies were never found, it is a comfort for them that there in the Abbey is a place and grave they can visit and remember the one they love.

There is an inscription on the tomb and on its base there are four Bible verses:

The Lord knoweth them that are His 2 Timothy chapter 2 verse 19

Greater love hath no man than this  John’s Gospel chapter 15 verse 13

Unknown and yet well known, dying and behold we live  2 Corinthians chapter 6 verse 9

In Christ all shall be made alive  1 Corinthians chapter 15 verse 22

The Bible reassures us that we will never be ‘unknown’; we are not nameless, of no consequence.  We are all made in the image of God and matter to Him.  David, the shepherd who became king, was overwhelmed by how much God knew about him:

Lord, You have searched me and known me.  You know my sitting down and my rising up; You understand my thought afar off.  You comprehend my path and my lying down, and are acquainted with all my ways. For there is not a word on my tongue, but behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.  You have hedged me behind and before, and laid Your hand upon me.  Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot attain it’ Psalm 139 verses 1-6.

Peter, with all his mistakes and sin, said one day to Jesus ‘Lord, You know all things’ John’s Gospel chapter 21 verse 17.  Jesus did not cast Peter off; instead, through repentance and faith, Peter knew Jesus’ forgiveness and saving power and served Him all his days.

You matter to the Lord Jesus, He knows you.

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