December 07, 2009

“Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.” – 1 Corinthians 16:13

It has always fascinated me to read the accounts of the Allied invasion at Normandy. It was a day of overwhelming tragedy and innumerable acts of courage. Hearing the accounts of bravery performed on the beaches by those men who distinguished themselves fighting for freedom brings awe to all.

But acts of courage don’t occur only on the battlefield. Courageous deeds happen unnoticed on playgrounds, in offices, and in homes every day as people stand up for what’s right. Courage is understanding the consequences, and choosing to do the right thing anyway.

About 2,000 years ago a man named Jesus Christ, a man who had never sinned, chose to go to the cross for your sins and mine. It was the ultimate act of courage. And His sacrifice, like the men at Normandy, was done for you. When you finally recognize what His sacrifice means, I encourage you to choose to trust Him. He will then give you courage to face every day victoriously.