These were ?stern days? for England as Winston Churchill called them.
Much of Europe had fallen before the Nazi juggernaut, and Germany was poised to attack England.? There were many who hoped that Churchill would negotiate with Germany to save their necks.? But speaking to the British Parliament on June 4, 1940 he gave a ringing call to fight.? Here?s an excerpt:
We shall go on to the end, we shall fight in France,
we shall fight on the seas and oceans,
we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be,
we shall fight on the beaches,
we shall fight on the landing grounds,
we shall fight in the fields and in the streets,
we shall fight in the hills;
we shall never surrender?
Shouldn’t we who have trusted the Lord of hosts have even greater resolve?? Shouldn’t we who are heirs with Christ set our faces like flint, determined to fight the good fight to the end?? Let us take up the whole armor of God, and resolve that by his grace:
We shall go on to the end,
We shall fight for the gospel in our own hearts and the hearts of our children and fellow believers,
We shall fight to believe God is sovereign and good and loving at all times, even in tragedy,
We shall fight with growing confidence and strength in Christ, the power of God,
We shall fight to forgive and do good to those who sin against us,
We shall fight to not forsake fellowship, even when we feel like quitting,
We shall fight to keep pursuing God in his Word and prayer,
We shall fight to put sin to death in our lives,
We shall fight to keep the simplicity of devotion to Jesus,
We shall fight for the glory of God, whatever the cost may be,
We shall never surrender?
Are you suffering ?? Cast down?? Weary?? Don?t surrender!? Get up, pick up your sword and shield and fight the good fight of faith! (1 TI 6:11-12)
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