Thursday, January 10, 2013

One soldier.

                                                                  (Photo credits: Wikimedia commons, public domain)

"During WW1, Martin Treptow left his job in a small town barbershop to go to France with the famed Rainbow division. There on the western front, he was killed while carrying messages between battalions under heavy artillery attack. It was told that a diary was found on his body and in the front leaf was found words that he had written; “America must win this war. Therefore I will work, I will save, I will endure, I will fight cheerfully, and do my utmost, as if the issue of the whole struggle depends on me alone.”

So said one soldier.

"Your duty cannot be shifted upon another. No one but yourself can do your work. If you withhold your light, someone must be left in darkness through your neglect."
-- Testimonies, vol. 5, p. 464.

And I ask myself the question...

'Am I a soldier of the cross?'

'Though none go with me, still I will follow?'


Oh Lord, help me...


  1. May God forbid that we withhold our light from one lost soul; may we each be found faithful in our allotted work…

    1. Amen, brother... Oh, how we need His grace, to fulfill His will in our lives!

  2. Amen! Thinking of a soldier going out to battle and saying that they must act as though they are the only one defending their country...That's exactly what kind of attittude that we, Christian soldiers should have! We must think as if we are the only one that can do anything to save a soul!

    1. Amen, brother! If we all fought this battle like that, by God's grace, the war could end soon...