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March 24, 2015

Today’s Word
Bits of Information & Inspiration

 

Today in History

1944 – On this day, Maj. Gen. Orde Wingate, leader of the 77th Indian Brigade (a brigade of specially trained Gurkha/Nepalese, Burmese, and British troops), also called the Chindits, dies in a transport plane crash. He was 41 years old.

Wingate, a graduate of the Royal Military Academy, was a famous eccentric who both quoted the Bible and advocated irregular warfare tactics. His career as a guerrilla fighter began as he organized Jewish underground patrols to beat back Arab raids in British-controlled Palestine in the 1930s. In 1941, Wingate led a mixed Ethiopian and Sudanese force in retaking Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, from the Italians, who had invaded in 1935.

On the night of March 24, 1944, Wingate boarded a transport plane at the Broadway Base in Burma, destined for India. The pilot had complained earlier about the performance of one of the plane’s twin engines, but after Wingate talked with the aircrew, a decision was made to take off. The plane never made it to India. The crash was so violent that virtually none of Wingate’s remains were found.

British Prime Minister Winston Churchill eulogized Wingate before the House of Commons that August: “There was a man of genius who might well have become also a man of destiny. He has gone, but his spirit lives on in the long range penetration groups, and has underlain all these intricate and daring air operations and military operations based on air transport and on air supply.”

Inspirational Words

“If God be your partner, make your plans large.”
– Dwight L. Moody

Today’s Word

May those who hope in you not be disgraced because of me, O Lord, the LORD Almighty; may those who seek you not be put to shame because of me, O God of Israel.
Psalm 69:6 (NIV)

Thoughts on the Word

What a beautiful prayer for any Christian! In a world that is so self-absorbed, isn’t it refreshing to be reminded of the powerful impact for good and bad that we can have? Let’s not only be reminded of the devastating impact of our hypocrisy and rebellion, let’s also pray that our failures will not be destructive to the Kingdom’s increase nor to our brothers and sisters in Christ as they seek to serve and honor the Lord!

Prayer for Today

O gracious and mighty God, I do not want to sin. I know it is rebellion against you and it breaks your heart. I do not want to sin because I know it diminishes me and makes me even more vulnerable to Satan’s attacks in the future. I don’t want to sin and bring disgrace upon your cause O God. And Father, I don’t want to sin and be the cause of those seeking you to stumble. Please forgive my sins, but please Father, strengthen me and help me not stumble in my time of temptation. In the name of the one who conquered temptation and sin, Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.

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