Wednesday, February 21, 2018


In the middle of World War II, 3,000 ships carrying 80,000 troops departed from Malta for the invasion of Sicily. On July 10, 1943, General Dwight Eisenhower and his staff stood on a hill in Malta and watched the ships depart. They saluted and then bowed in silent prayer.

Turning to an officer beside him, Eisenhower said, “There comes a time when you’ve used your mind and your training and your experience, and events are then in the hand of God, and there you leave them.”

Each of us faces situations that are beyond our ability to control. That’s when the person of faith has a huge advantage, entrusting events to a loving all-wise being. But the non-believer can only tremble before the fickle fortunes of chance.