One day President Abraham Lincoln was visited by two women who were relatives of General Lou Wallace. They came to inquire about their relative. He had been involved in a vicious battle and they wanted to make sure he had survived. After learning that he had survived they were absolutely jubilant. There had been a casualty named Wallace in the battle, but they were thankful that it was not “our Wallace.” Lincoln replied solemnly, “Yes, but it was somebody’s Wallace, wasn’t it?”
“He (God) is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9).