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Topic: DULL (05/12/17)
- TITLE: The Lack of Nothing
By Aliseea Cromer
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John cleared his throat, turning towards everyone inside the tent, "This isn't it, guys. We can do this," He tried to sound confident, but even his heart ached at his words.
A younger man snickered, his head shaking back and forth as he faced the rest of the men. "You want to believe this guy? We just lost some really good guys out there," Jeremiah said, looking back at John, "Even this Christian guy doesn't believe we'll make it,"
John clenched his jaw, his confidence lingering somewhere in the air. His eyes wandered around at the top of the tent before they closed, his head bowing as he prayed.
"Praying ain't going to do nothing for you," Jeremiah grumbles.
As John opened his eyes, the light seemed to shine brighter in the room even though it was lacking its brightness. "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you," He repeats the bible verse he memorized as a child, looking around at everyone before fixating his eyes on Jeremiah. "My God, my Lord and Savior, is with us, and He will make us victorious," John says with confidence, his heart pounding as he believed in his own words.
Yes, they can do it, but not on their own. They needed God.
John repeats the verse, again and again until he saw the dullness and weariness in the eyes of the solders become overtaken by strength and courage that God provided him with moments before. Even Jeremiah's lack of confidence turned into hope as he believed in the very words John spoke.
"Lets do this, men. Not by our own will, but by Gods."
-This is fiction.
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