Posted by: Jack | November 12, 2009

A bit of local culture

Yesterday was the 11th of the 11th, a noteworthy date on two counts. At 11:11 AM, festivities started in our region to prepare for next spring’s carnival. Some people take time off to celebrate and drink, anticipating the big spring parade with all the partying.

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Carnaval Celebrations in Maastricht

The 11th of the 11th is also a day off in Belgium, since they celebrate the cease fire at the end of a particularly brutal battle in 1917, during the first World War.

What a contrast! We’re glad that we don’t need a parade and parties to experience the true joy of knowing God. And it’s good to know that we have the victory in Christ, whatever battles we may face.

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