May 25, 2021
One movie image is so powerful, if you’ve seen it you’ll never forget it. A pair of army boots leaves the ground as a helicopter takes the wearer airborne, away from the field of battle.
This is a scene from “We Were Soldiers,” a film about America’s first battle of the Vietnam War. This happened in 1965, and tells the story of Col. Hal Moore and his men.
Moore was the clear leader, and he had also served in Korea. He promised his men and their families before they left for that far-away country that his boots would be the last ones off the battlefield, and that he would bring his men back.
1 John 5:4 says, “For everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith.”
Hal Moore kept his promise. His boots left the grass blowing wildly from the blades of his aircraft. The battle had been brutal and bloody. But he won.
As inspiring as this story is—and it is—it stands in the shadow of the greatest battle ever won. Jesus won that on a Roman cross and by doing it, He made a way of escape for all of us, to be taken home for all time.
Won’t you choose to believe in Him today?
Let’s pray. Lord, Your Son has overcome the world. You tell us that in Scripture, and we are beyond grateful for it! Amen.