Only a Few

I was thinking of something new to write for tomorrow, specifically in memory of D-Day. The only thing that keeps coming to mind is “only a few.”

Now, the first thing that sounds like is “The Few, the Proud, the Marines.” Maybe that’s why I hearing those words in my head, you think?

On the other hand, it could come from the idea that all it takes is “only a few.” You know, like those Marines, or a few initial protestors, or even the miniscule 200 in the upper room that became the Christian Church.

Sometimes all it takes is a few people to make a difference, even to change the world.

By the Numbers

But when I look back at June 6th, 1944, there were far more than “only a few” who stormed those beaches. Far more.

  • 156,000 troops or paratroopers came ashore that day alone.
  • 195,700 naval personnel were used.
  • By the end of June 11th (D+5), 326,527 military personnel had come ashore.

From Yahoo News: “The First U.S. Army, accounting for the first twenty-four hours in Normandy, tabulated 1,465 killed, 1,928 missing, and 6,603 wounded. The after-action report of U.S. VII Corps (ending 1 July) showed 22,119 casualties including 2,811 killed, 5,665 missing, 79 prisoners, and 13,564 wounded, including paratroopers.”

Also from Yahoo News: “German sources vary between four thousand and nine thousand D-Day casualties on 6 June—a range of 125 percent. Field Marshal Erwin Rommel’s report for all of June cited killed, wounded, and missing of some 250,000 men, including twenty-eight generals.

What’s the point?

Sometimes all we need are “a few good men.”

On the other hand, there are times when “only a few” good men (and/or women) just isn’t enough.

Today, June 5th, we live in a world with battles raging. Yes, there are physical conflicts in play in various places, but there are other battlegrounds, too.

  • The fight for religious liberty and freedom of speech
  • The fight over personal liberty without constant government overreach
  • The fight over personal conscience with regard to changing social norms
  • The fight for the right to defend oneself
  • The fight for our nation’s moral conscience, dignity, and very sovereignty

There is even the battle for the survival of the local rural church congregation due to COVID-induced “couch worship.”

People, we need more than “only a few,” we need all hands on deck.

When you storm beaches, numbers matter.


Filed under America, Christianity, Culture Wars

10 responses to “Only a Few

  1. Trump will be speaking at the GOP convention in about 30 minutes or less.
    live on RSBN or Newsmax.

    • Stephen

      Last kick at the can for the orange grifter. Soon he’ll be bankrupt again or in a jail cell.. Send him some of your money or even better, your anti gravity machine so he can fulfill the evangelical belief that he’s the messiah. LMAO,

      • How about worrying about Canada. You’ve got your own issues.

      • Canada is a train wreck and the media is corrupted and there is not enough of an alternate media to counter the communist message the Liberals have been pushing down our throats. Its why Canadians have abandoned our own politics and chipped in to help in the states. The media was all bought up by Left wingers.

      • You know, I tired of you hateful speech. You offer nothing constructive. You in no way reflect Christ with you language (see Ephesians 5:1-3). If all you’re ever going to offer us mean-spirited, angry, vulgar comments, you’re not welcome.

      • Trump is just a guy. And funny that you remember I am working on that machine.. TRUMP is the head spokesmen for a lot of people. I appreciate his work.

  2. I see the SBC voted in a liberal as president. Interesting times.

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