Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Standing By

God is faithful

In 1346, during the Hundred Years’ War, the English army of King Edward III met the French Battalion at Crecy, France. The King’s Son prince Edward, led one vital Division of the British Force while Edward III stood nearby with a strong band of soldiers, ready to send relief if he saw the need. Soon after the battle started, the Prince thought he was in danger; so he sent for help. But the King didn’t come; so young Edward sent another message, pleading for immediate assistance. His father responded by telling the courier:
“Go tell my son that I am not so inexperienced a commander as not to know when help is needed, nor so careless a father as not to send it.” 
“God is faithful” (First Corinthians 1:9). No matter how hot the conflict, struggling Christian, the Lord is ready to intervene at the right moment. He is always standing by.