John 8:31-36 (31)
Winston Churchill was a man who refused to surrender. On May 13, 1940, facing overwhelming odds as Hitler planned the destruction of England, Churchill addressed the House of Commons with this challenge: “I have nothing to offer but blood, toil, tears, and sweat.” Just three weeks later he addressed the nation with the same challenge.
“We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender.”
A year later he told Hitler and his Nazi forces: “We will have no truce or parley with you, or the grisly gang who work your wicked will. You do your worst-—and we will do our best.” And later, “We shall never turn from our purpose, however somber the road, however grievous the cost.”
It is this same spirit that motivates the child of God in spiritual warfare. We will stand with the Captain of our Salvation. We will never relent, recant, or retreat. We will be true to the end for we are disciples of Christ.
By Dr. Gayle Woods