Staying in the Battle by Locking Arms Together
A Note from Dave Brown, WACMM Director
I can't think of a time in the last several decades when so many men were hurting and being tested as they are today. The economic meltdown is taking a heavy toll on not only our families and finances but on our hopes and dreams. Anxiety and isolation are widespread. Many men are retreating into isolation, confused and concerned about their identity, legacy and destiny.
In the movie Gladiator, Maximus Decimus Meridius and his fellow gladiators are in the Roman Coliseum standing before the Emperor and a blood thirsty crowd facing whatever enemies Caesar will send against them. Maximus says to his men, "Whatever comes out of these gates, we've got a better chance of survival if we work together. If we stay together we survive. Come together. Lock your shields, stay as one! Hold!".
In John 15;15, Jesus says, "Apart from me you can do nothing." "Nothing doesn't mean a little something! He means none of us can withstand the challenges that come against us on our own. We depend on His presence and power in our lives 24/7. But God also works through the brothers. He does not intend us to be "Alone Rangers". The wolf loves the lone sheep. Satan loves "Alone Rangers". God wants us to have "battle brothers" with whom we can do life together. We need brothers who will watch our backside, speak truth into our lives and cheer for us and affirm us in the fiercest storms.
Come join us and be equipped and encouraged for whatever battle you're in or heading into. Bring your "battle buddies" or connect to new brothers as together we experience the special camaraderie we have in Christ Jesus, who is our true identity, legacy and destiny.