As we are in the season of examining our faith, here’s an entry in the book on that topic.
26 July ~ “I Gave Away My Helmet?”
Today I gave away my helmet. Why would someone do that in a combat zone?
I loaned my helmet to a technician who needed it in order to travel on a military flight. So how do I protect myself if I need it? Great question! Keep my head low and out of the line of fire and stay clear of areas where my head could be hit.
I did contemplate not giving it up, but I wanted the mission to be completed. It was his fault for not getting a helmet while he was in Bagram. I decided to trust God that I would not need it during the four days that he would be on travel. I put my own safety in jeopardy for someone else and the mission. Not that we were in any imminent danger, but it is part of our battle attire and should be with us at all times when off the Compound.
There may come a time when you may have to put yourself in harm’s way that others might live. That’s laying down your life for someone else, and demonstrates agape love. I had complete faith in God after I made the decision to give the helmet away that the Lord would be my helmet and protector if needed. Actually, I had trusted in God before making the decision—if I didn’t, I would not have given it up!
“For scarcely for a righteous man will one die: yet peradventure for a good man some would even dare to die” (Romans 5:7).
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
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