On the eve of D-Day June 6, 1944 when the allies invaded France in W/WII General Eisenhower briefed his soldiers thus: “There is no victory at bargain prices.” He knew the sandy beaches of Normandy would be sprinkled with the blood and mangled bodies of heroic men.
A Hindu said to a Missionary, “Why are you so anxious to see God with your eyes closed? See Him with your eyes open, as you look at the poor, the starved, the illiterate and the afflicted.”
John Burroughs said, “The lure of the distant and the difficult is deceptive. The great opportunity is where you are.”
God said in Proverbs 17:24, “The eyes of the fool are in the end of the earth.”
Sir Winston Churchill said, “The farther you look back, the longer you look forward.”
Someone else said, “our hats off to the past our coats off to the future.”
Jesus said, “with God all things are possible.”
As you look back in the past few months and forward in the future, emotions can run very high. We all need to be thankful for the past and look expectantly to the future.
Someone said, “God’s servants, who are serving Him are never far from the burdens of the cross that go with Christian service.”
Isaac Watts said, “Must I be carried to the skies on flowery beds of ease, while others fought to win the prize and sailed through bloody seas…others, Lord yes others, let this my motto be; help me to live for others that I may live for Thee.”
TOMORROW, we will look at some that faced some IMPOSSIBLE GOALS: