The common slogan in our modern culture seems to be, “Make love not war.”
…No, maybe that was more of the 60s, but it is definitely a “Make peace, not war” desire.
Yet, peace is not always possible except on the other side of war.
Had we claimed peace on the day of Pearl Harbor, where would we be today?
Had we put down our weapons and declared all was well in the middle of Hitler’s regime, what would our nation look like in 2021?
Had we allowed the towers to fall with no retribution, would we really have a world of calm from chaos?
There will enter giants in this life that we must pursue as David pursued Goliath on the battlefield.
There will be lions that step out to devour, and we had best draw our swords first as Baniah did in that pit on the snowy day.
If we don’t, we will only be taunted, pursued and eaten viciously while we say, “We just want to live in harmony.”
Our enemy has no mercy for us.
He cares not for our troubles, pains or weakness.
Reality proves he seeks our demise and strategically plans for our destruction.
So, lest you become confused by the lull of the common welfare state.
Lest you become seduced by the brazen agenda of those who secretly desire you to fall,
Pick up your shield, dear one.
Not one moment for the drama.
None of it for a show.
Simply for survival and for life renewal.
Stand your ground and fight for what is rightfully yours.
Do not back up, hesitate or surrender.
Fight that giant and take him down.
Slice through that dragon and render him a heap.
Stomp that foe into the ground from which he came.
And slay on, my friend. Slay on.