Sixty nine years ago today several beaches in France became famous as the site of the largest amphibious invasion in history. D-Day, Operation Overlord, Omaha, Normandy, Utah Beaches were on the lips of every American. Failure of the operation was so possible as to be considered probable. So probable that General Eisenhower carried a failure note in his wallet. The note stated:
Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops. My decision to attack at this time and place was based on the best information available. The troops, the air, and the Navy did all that bravery and devotion to duty could do. If any blame or fault attaches to the attempt it is mine alone.
Thankfully the note is a mere historical “might have been.”
Editor’s note: It’s refreshing to remember that genuine American leaders accept blame.
Thinking about D-Day set me to searching for the note God prepared in case of the failure of His invasion of Earth to set the souls of men free. I am reasonably familiar with the Bible, and found no such note. Google drew a blank. I even consulted the Great Blonde, and zilch!
It seems that God is more patient than Eisenhower and has spent a lot of time persuading the enemy to surrender. But at a time known only to him, the coming greatest invasion is scheduled, led by Christ THE Lord.
Copyright © 2013 Larry Lilly
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