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Dying Alone
by Steve Higginbotham
November 21, 2006
I once read of an incident that took place during the Battle of the Bulge in World War II.  A young man, just 18 years old lay mortally wounded in a foxhole.  Those around him could do nothing to console him.  The young man, little more than a boy, began crying out for his "mama" until he finally surrendered to death.
 
Through the years, I've thought about this story several times.  How terrible it must have been for this young man to be afraid, facing death, and crying out to one who could never hear him or comfort him.
 
Friends, what I would like to remind you of is that we serve a God who is always with us.  A God who cares for us and loves us, yes, even more than our mothers.  And a God who will hear us in our hour of trial.
 
Don't forget what Peter said, "Casting all your cares upon him for he cares for you" (1 Peter 5:7).  Do you find yourself in a difficult situation?  Are you needing help?  Allow me to remind you that there is someone who hears and who can help.
Copyright 2006, South Green Street Church of Christ, Glasgow, Kentucky
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