Devotion for Week of March 5, 2012 - THE BATTLE OF HATCHERS RUN

The Battle of Hatcher's Run

James 2:8, “If ye fulfil the royal law according to the scripture, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself, ye do well:”

This story is told by Uncle John Vassar in his biography.

After the battle of Hatcher's run, February 1865, comes this striking incident:  "At one of the recent meetings this fact came out.  In the last move a Christian young man in the camp was detailed to remain behind for some service while an impenitent tent-mate was ordered on.  Anxious for the yet unsaved comrade, and fearing that the engagement might be a serious one, the pious soldier offered to change places with his chum, saying frankly that he believed he was prepared for whatever might come.

The offer was accepted, and in the bloody battle that followed the friend who went was three times hit, but not seriously hurt.  The impression made on the other soul was so deep as to send him at once to Christ."

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