An army was at war against enemy troops.
A command was given by the commander,
“You go at my word.”
The men replied, “But they are coming closer.”
The commander repeated his order,
“At my word, we move.”
One of the soldiers,
who was young and scared, said, “We are all going to get killed.”
Yet the commander’s voice was calm,
and he was not nervous at all as he said again, “No, we move at my word.”
The soldiers saw that the commander was cool and relaxed.
They watched as the enemies advanced so close that they could be seen about half a block away.
It looked as if it was all over for the brave soldiers.
Yet as the enemy drew closer,
suddenly there were great explosions,
and the soldiers realized that the enemy had stepped into a minefield.
Amazed, the soldiers then heard the commander say,
“let’s go home,
let’s go home, we won the battle.” The night before the battle, the commander had some soldiers secretly set up the minefield.
Like this army,
we also are in a battle,
and we are called to listen to and obey the command of our commander and Chief Jesus Christ, even if at times it doesn’t seem for the moment like a good idea.
Jesus knows best,
and He knows why we should do what He says because we have limited knowledge while He is unlimited.
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