D-Day. This day, June 6, 1944 was the turning point of WWII.
2,500 Americans were killed.
A call to arms was made to the small community of Bedford, Virginia.
There was 20 deaths, with 19 deaths from one company. 35 total soldiers from Bedford in total including the National Guard.
Imagine the phone operator getting one telegram after another.
These young men had a cause to stop the spread of national socialism also known as Nazism.
This was a dark and evil time.
However, the sacrifice of good prevailed.
John 1:5 says,
“And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehend it not”.
As these men received a charge, we too have received a Holy charge (Ephesians 4:1-3).
Our fight is even more encompassing than Omaha Beach (See Ephesians 6:12).
So may we be good soldiers of the Cross, proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all its power and truth to overcome evil with good.
The battle lines have been drawn.
God has established the one true church, the Body of Christ.
We are guardians of the faith, charged with defending and preserving righteousness “which is of God by faith” (Philiphians 3:9).
We are not promised an easy victory, but God does give us the armor (Ephesians 6:11). In the end, God gives us victory (1 Corinthians 15:57).
So let us be steadfast and unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord.
He has equiped us with His word so may we rightly divide it (2 Timothy 3:15).
This is the only way we will be able to stand and also withstand in this evil day.
This has been a message from our contributor Timothy Corum. We hope it enriches and stands as a reminder to the sacrifices that have been and are made constantly for us.