The Bible declares in 2 Timothy 2:3, “Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.”
Several years ago, our embassy in Beruit was bombed by an automobile or truck that was driven into it and people were injured. One marine was injured and in addition to the physical injuries or legs, etc. he was blinded. The four star general, who was the commanding officer of that area, went into the hospital and commended these men for their suffering.
A few days later, the commanding officer was advised that it was the birthday of the young marine who had been blinded. The general said, “cancel everything, I’m going over to the hospital.” He got four stars and he went over to the hospital and he sought out the blinded marine and said, “I understand it’s your birthday today.” And he said, “Give me your hand.” And as he held up his hand, the general put four stars in his hand and said, “these are for you young man. Happy Birthday.” The young marine then asked for the hand of the general and gave back the four stars and said, Semper Fi.
To those of you who know what Semper Fi means, the comment is obvious. To those of you who do not know, it means “always faithful.” And this young Marine was simply saying, “I do not deserve anything extra. I was simply remaining faithful.”
To we who are Christians, a similar motto needs to be lived out in our life. Steadfast because we are always faithful to the Lord.
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