“How will the Lord ever bring unity to the Body of Christ in America?” asked a friend.
What immediately popped into my mind was a scene from the book, Band of Brothers, Stephen Ambrose’s nonfiction classic, detailing the fighting experiences of the one hundred and fifty soldiers in E Company during WWII.
The scene that flashed across my brain was of the soldiers fighting at the Battle of the Bulge. How they dug foxholes in frozen ground, lay in the foxholes in pairs, and then held each other in order to stay warm in the zero degree weather during the night. Italian Catholics from Brooklyn cuddled up with Baptist rednecks from Alabama, Iowa Lutherans with California Pentecostals, and so forth.
The soldiers later admitted they shared their most intimate facts with their foxhole mates and were willing to die for each other.
I eventually answered my friend. “The Lord will bring heavy persecution and extreme hardship on us believers. It’s our only hope,” I said.
My prayer today:
Lord, send Your Holy Spirit to help American believers know You better and better in the years ahead, to know the power of Your resurrection, and also to embrace the fellowship of Your suffering, being conformed to Your death in all of our words and actions. (Based on Philippians 3:10)
What do you think and has the Lord spoken to you today?
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