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March 3, 2009

God With Us

Filed under: Some Famous | Some Not So Famous — pilgrimskeyboard @ 4:08 pm

Hebrews 13:5-6

Let your conduct be without covetousness, and be content with such things as you have. For [God] Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”



Tom Brokaw, in his book The Greatest Generation, tells the story of Mary Wilson, presently of Dallas, Texas. You never would know by looking at this modest woman that she was the recipient of the Silver Star and bore the nickname “The Angel of Anzio.” When the Allies got bogged down in the boot of Italy during World War II, they attempted a daring breakout by launching an amphibious landing on the Anzio Beach. Unfortunately, the Allies got pinned down at the landing site and came dangerously close to being driven back into the ocean. It looked like another Dunkirk was in the making.

Mary Wilson was the head of the 51 army nurses who went ashore at Anzio. Things got so bad that bullets zipped through her tent as she assisted the surgeon in surgery. When the situation continued to deteriorate arrangements were made to get all of the nurses out, but Mary Wilson would have none of it. She refused to leave at the gravest hour. As she related her story years later, she said: “How could I possibly leave them? I was a part of them.”

Likewise, God does not desert us in our hour of need. (eSermons.com newsletter)

(PreachingNOW@preachingmagazine-info.com      vol. 8, no. 9, March 3, 2009)




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