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December 25, 2007

It was an interesting weekend. What better way to prepare for Christmas I suppose. One thing that struck me as we began to walk through this with some really good people, if you are in a war there will be casualties. People will get hit and the more intense the battle the more likely the numbers. The closer the combat the deeper the pain, the more important the emplacement the more likely the enemy will fight to the death.

At times I wonder if we appreciate that fact. I wonder if we assume that casualties mean we are doing something wrong. What do you think? You see if I’m behind the lines having a little R and R or if your unit is in training then you don’t see much damage. You won’t see many people hurt and it is unlikely that you would see casualties.

If your church is engaging the enemy why wouldn’t it see damage? Why wouldn’t it need to prepare for the wounded? Not the lost who come in hurting but the believer who ends up taking one on the chin in life’s foxholes?

If you wouldn’t mind praying for me over the next few weeks because we have some wounded and I need to be there. When someone gets hurt in a war movie you go to their aid, you wrap them up and work on getting them behind the lines. I hope we can do the same.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. johndobbs permalink
    December 25, 2007 1:25 pm

    Ditto, Darrin.

  2. benoverby permalink
    December 25, 2007 2:09 pm

    Yes, may God give you the grace to help nurture the wounded.

    Have a great Christmas, Darin. May you and your family be filled with all grace in Him. And may God bless you as you engage the enemy throughout the next year.

    Peace on Earth,


  3. December 26, 2007 5:52 pm

    Great post yet again brother.
    I am striving to share God’s grace and love to the earth and trying to set free a church that has been chained to legalisim and it is working. 🙂

    I hope to see National Treasure or take the boys to see Alvin & the Chip Monks this week. Eatin plenty of turkey and fixin’s. The

  4. December 27, 2007 4:30 pm

    I would say most churches don’t seem to even think they have an enemy.

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