No matter what we are facing, we have a Savior that is more than capable to meet the demands of the battle.
Specialist 5th Class Clarence Sasser distinguished himself while assigned to Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, in the Ding Tuong Province, Republic of Vietnam, on January 10, 1968. Sasser was serving as a medical aidman with Company A, 3d Battalion, on a reconnaissance in force operation. His company was making an air assault when suddenly it was taken under heavy small arms, recoilless rifle, machinegun and rocket fire from well fortified enemy positions on three sides of the landing zone.
During the first few minutes, over 30 casualties were sustained. Without hesitation, Specialist 5th Class Sasser ran across an open rice paddy through a hail of fire to assist the wounded. After helping one man to safety, was painfully wounded in the left shoulder by fragments of an exploding rocket. Refusing medical attention, he ran through a barrage of rocket and automatic weapons fire to aid casualties of the initial attack and, after giving them urgently needed treatment, continued to search for other wounded.
Despite two additional wounds immobilizing his legs, he dragged himself through the mud toward another soldier 100 meters away. Although in agonizing pain and faint from loss of blood, Specialist 5th Class Sasser reached the man, treated him, and proceeded on to encourage another group of soldiers to crawl 200 meters to relative safety. There he attended their wounds for five hours until they were evacuated. Specialist 5th Class Sasser’s extraordinary heroism is in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service and reflects great credit upon himself, his unit, and the U.S. Army.
I am thankful and humbled by the extraordinary bravery and commitment from Specialist 5th Class Sasser and others like him. We must never forget brave soldiers that gave much and those that are actively serving for this great country and our freedom. This type of sacrifice causes me to think of the hope and victory that we have through Jesus Christ.
The Lord Jesus took on the whole army of darkness the day he faced the cross of Calvary. He carried the sins of the whole world on his back as he took fire from the Roman whips and the agonies of the cross. As he hung bleeding and battered that day, it appeared to his enemies that he wouldn’t survive; in fact he died after 6 hours and was in the tomb for three days…but wait, can you hear the faint sounds of earth and stone moving in the stillness of that remote garden outside of Jerusalem. It is Resurrection morning and Jesus has conquered the last enemy which is death, he stands alive, victorious over sin, and all those who stand in him have the same power of life he possesses. All the power and fullness of the Godhead that is in Christ is in his children. His life becomes our life, his strength is our strength.
Child of God, REJOICE, SHOUT and CRY LOUD the praises of a Savior who causes us to always triumph. God’s infallible word says ALWAYS TRIUMPH! I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me. There is not one enemy I cannot defeat, not one sin I cannot overcome when I stand in the power & strength of Christ Jesus. What is it that has you down, defeated and distressed? Are you in Christ? Are you saved? Then you will always triumph “Through Christ.”