Capturing Courage

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From 2 Timothy 1:7:  “For God did not give us a spirit of cowardice, but rather a spirit of power and of love and of self-discipline.”

Appreciate the substance and strength of courage

Witnessing acts of bravery that always encourage

 

History and the Bible endorse many courageous acts

Honoring men and women from these truthful facts

 

A lost and sinful world moves without direction

God offers a living sacrifice with His only Son

Witnessing mockery, death, and Resurrection

 

Dutch people step out from their protection

During a horrible world war’s persecution

Hiding people from arrest and deportation

 

God listens to His people in Egypt under bondage

Choosing Moses, He dispatches this man to deliver

Bravely leading Israel to freedom and a new age

 

In America, runaway slaves flee to seek new lives

A network of collaborators facilitate their escape

Following the Underground Railroad, they survive

 

The Philistines prepare Israel’s army for defeat

A young boy’s valor and faith astonishes everyone

With God, David brings down Goliath, at his feet

 

A young boy faces serious and critical circumstances

Cancer ravages and impairs his brain and small body

Facing pain-filled treatments, he accepts his chances

 

Saul persecutes Christians, constant and relentless

Jesus transforms him on the lonely road to Damascus

Apostle Paul moves forward as God’s faithful witness

 

American soldiers confront an overwhelming fate

Fighting their way out at Korea’s Chosin Reservoir

Legendary deeds of bravery, they no longer wait

 

Jesus models the Spirit of God in humble, human form

He faithfully obeys His Father, towards a bloody Cross

Bringing Salvation to a world filled with endless storms

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Do you need more illustrations of courage?  

  • Read and study the Bible
  • Visit those in your circle of family and friends
  • Seek out people in books and films
  • Interview a military veteran
  • Search the Internet

 

 

 

 

 

15 thoughts on “Capturing Courage

  1. Wonderful examples of courageous acts! God did not give us a spirit of fear indeed. May He continue to bless your writing.

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  2. I believe it is stated in the Bible 365 times that we are not to be afraid. And yet, as human beings it is so easy to be afraid. It gives us hope when we see bold acts of faith and courage. It reminds us that God can turn our fear around and renew our spirits.It is true as scripture reminds us, all things are possible with God if only we believe.

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