Silent Victory

Keep it on the DL. 

When it’s not too cold, Carey and I eat breakfast on the front porch.

This week during breakfast, a large flock of geese flew overhead. There must have been 70 or 80 geese, all flying South in that classic “V” formation.

But there was something unusual about them.

Usually when I see geese, I hear geese. Most often I hear them before I see them.

I pointed to the geese and commented, “They sure are quiet.”

Carey has told me in the past that when she sees a flock of geese, she sees the “V” formation as victory – as in the victory in Jesus.

When she saw the geese this week, she said, “It’s a silent victory.”

Today I have spent three hours writing this column. Normally it only takes two hours – God gives me the words and they roll off the tips of my fingers.

But today I have had many false starts.

There have been so many truths revealed and large victories this week that it feels like I can’t squeeze any one of them into 500 words.

And, as crazy as it sounds, if I make public some of the victories, it would give some ground back to the enemy.

One of the big things I’ve re-learned this week is that light always beats the dark. When I turn on a light switch, the room is lit immediately – there’s no fight, no argument.

Jesus is the Light. There is no battle. He has already won.

When I don’t want the enemy around, when I bring His light, when I resist the enemy, he will flee. It may not look the way I picture it, but I trust that it looks the way God pictures it.

And that’s good enough – no – that is the best.

You can’t remove all the need in the world today but there are lots of ways you can help. And you don’t have to tell anyone you did.

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