“For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God.”Hebrews 11:10
At first, my commander refused to let me ride on convoys with my soldiers. He thought it an unnecessary risk when most of them were in one location and were a more easily spotted target. But then they started being sent to other posts, and they needed to be visited. Eventually, I was moved as well, and it turned out that most of my ministry to soldiers occurred both before and during those convoys.
I’d wake up around dawn each day and walk along the line of our armored vehicles, praying with the teams that would ride them to various locations. Sometimes I’d jump into one of the vehicles myself and spend the day with the troops. Sitting in back next to our turret gunner, I knew that death could come at any moment…and likely instantly if it came.
I felt weak and exposed every time, yet I experienced the peace that comes through prayer and remembering God’s mercy. Brothers and sisters, going through the challenges in our lives feels like those convoy ride-alongs—we’re weak and exposed. Embrace the weakness in prayer and look forward to the journey’s end.
In this world trust in Christ’s hand—which will guide you safely home.