Excerpt from Pastor Andy’s sermon from Titus 2…

 

The gates are overrun. The enemy is crashing through the barriers and pressing to breach the lines. The order has been given, “Hold the line!”

 

You’ve put in your time. You're tired. You're weary. You're ready for somebody else to carry the load. You turn to see the young private standing behind you. You glance down at the weapon in your hand. You want desperately to hand it to the young private, pat him on the back and walk away from the battle. It's time for somebody else to hold the line. As you lift your head, your eyes scan the horizon behind the young private. You see the hillside filled with your children and your children's children. You see neighbors, friends, distant family, children playing in the grass oblivious to the impending doom. Your eyes once again meet the young privates. There is fear in his eyes. Not much different than the fear in yours, but he's looking to you to see what a man does in the face of such adversity. He is young, but he is willing and ready to fight for what he holds dear. To follow your lead against whatever power the enemy brings to bear. Your grip tightens around your weapon as you spin back around to face the coming enemy. This line may very well fall, but it won't be because you abandoned your post.