By Al Maxey
The tale is told of a soldier during the Civil War who
simply could not make up his mind which side of the conflict
he supported. Thus, he dressed in a blue coat and gray
pants, and walked down the center of the battlefield
confident of his approval by both sides ... and was
immediately shot by both sides.
Jesus tells us we can't be "fence riders" when the issues
involve matters of eternal consequence. We must choose. "You
are either with Me, or against Me," our Lord declares., "but
you cannot be both!"
A story is related of an elderly German woman who, as her
village was being entered by an American unit during the
final days of the second world war, stood in the middle of
the street holding a small U.S. flag. Her friends told her
she was crazy; she should hid and wait to see who would win.
She replied, "I want them to know which side I'm on!"
Taken from Hey, Soldier! Whose Side Are You On? Pulpit
Helps, November 1996, p. 8.