Thursday, August 11, 2011

For those in the trenches...

So, I haven't blogged in a while, but I've been thinking a lot about this and I need to get it out there.

I read this book on WWI this summer. I never really understood it before, my schooling always focused on Hitler and WWII. But in a nutshell, Germany and France were fighting over a piece of land for centuries, which at this point France held, and was fortified at its German border. Germany decided to take it, again, but approach through Belgium where there was less fortifications. Britain joined the fight, but the 2 Allies basically sent people to die over the no man's land against a well entrenched German army for years. Then, they started running out of men.

France was desperate. They were losing the war, the war they felt was justified because they were defending their homeland. They were fighting the battles as nobly as they could. Due to extensive circumstance, America showed up, with fresh people, a new resource and new plans of attack, and the war was won.

Why do I tell you this?

It makes me think of our youth. The young people, of my faith and others, who are out there, in the trenches every day, fighting the valiant battle. They feel they are running out of manpower, they feel they are losing the war because they struggle through the battles, and even lose some of their good buddies along the way.

But even when you hit the point of despair, America is coming. There are more of you than you know, there are angels all around you, to buoy you up, you are on the Lord's side, which is the side who will win the war, we have been promised. Just as the people on Earth when the Savior was born began to wonder if the sign would ever come, you must hold to the faith, because the war will end, and we will win!! I love you, the Lord loves you, hang in there!