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THE SLIGHTEST WISH


During the War Between the States, General Lee one day sent word to Stonewall Jackson that the next time he rode in the direction of headquarters the Commander-in-Chief would be glad to see him on a matter of no great importance. General Jackson received the message and immediately prepared to leave the next morning. Rising very early, he rode the eight miles to Lee's headquarters against a storm of wind and snow, and arrived just as Lee was finishing breakfast. Much surprised, Lee inquired why Jackson had come through such a storm.


General Jackson replied: "But you said that you wished to see me. And General Lee's slightest wish is a supreme command to me."


And the Lord's slightest wish should be a supreme command to us! But often it is not.


Scripture Reference: Luke 6:46


(From a sermon by Steve Shepherd, Command And Teach These Things, 8/20/2011)

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