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Psalm 34:3 O magnify the LORD with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the LORD, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.

General Douglas MacArthur had a terrible battle. The struggle was against mighty odds. The ALLIED FORCES were lacking in support. There was little food and it appeared the JAPANESE would defeat the USA. President Franklin Roosevelt ordered MacArthur to leave the PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. General Douglas MacArthur and all the Allied Forces temporarily left the Philippines… the USA appeared defeated. AS THE GENERAL LEFT HE TURNED AND TOLD THE PEOPLE OF THE ISLAND: I SHALL RETURN. The USA troops waited and received REINFORCEMENTS. There was a season of R&R, rest and relaxation. The troops regrouped and developed a new strategy.

IN JANUARY 1945: THE GENERAL STOOD AND DECLARED: PEOPLE OF THE PHILIPPINES I HAVE RETURNED! The weary and heaviness of the troops changed. I SHALL RETURN--- THIS TIME THINGS WILL BE DIFFERENT. In MacArthur’s book he told of marching to victory. They marched to the PRISONER OF WAR CAMPS. MacArthur says our boys were skin and bones. Many were blind and could not stand on their own. When the General got to the camps MacArthur said: He faced the skin and bone soldiers. They had been eating mice, bugs and grass. Tears streamed down their faces and the prisoners lifted each other up and SALUTED THEIR GENERAL THAT HAD RETURNED JUST AS HE HAD PROMISED.

Hang in there a little longer my friend. Refuse to allow weariness and heaviness to take dominion in our hearts.

His servant, Wade Martin Hughes, Sr.

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