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I CAME, I SAW…

Here are some sayings that you may or may not be familiar with:

Veni, Vidi, Vici — I came, I saw, I conquered

Veni, Vidi, Verily — I came, I saw, I concurred

Veni, Vidi, Vista — I came, I saw, what a great view!

Veni, Vidi, Venison — I came, I saw, I ran over a deer

Veni, Vidi, Velcro — I came, I saw; I stuck around

Veni, Vidi, Visa — I came, I saw, I went shopping

Veni, Vidi, Vegi — I came, I saw, I had a salad

Veni, Vidi, VCR — I came, I saw, I went home and rented the video

Veni, Vidi, Vinny — I came, I saw, I got an offer I couldn’t refuse

Veni, Vidi, DaVinci — I came, I saw, I painted the Sistine Chapel

Veni, Vipi, Vici — I came, I’m a very important person, I conquered

Allow me to add one more:

Veni, Vidi, Dei Vici — I came, I saw, God conquered

Remember the twelve spies sent into the land of Canaan? Ten came back and said, “There’s no way we can conquer this land! The people are too big and too strong! Let’s go back to Egypt!”

Only Joshua and Caleb had faith that God would keep his promise. Their attitude was, “We came, we saw, and we are confident that God will conquer.”

“But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: ‘The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, “a land which flows with milk and honey.”‘” (Numbers 14:6-8)

How about you? Ever felt like a grasshopper compared to some of the obstacles you face? But if the Lord is on your side (or more accurately, if you are on the Lord’s side), the victory will be yours.

“Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.” (Romans 8:37)

Veni, Vidi, Dei Vici!

Have a great day!

Alan Smith
Helen Street Church of Christ
Fayetteville, North Carolina

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The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery; You shall not murder; You shall not steal; You shall not covet,” and any other commandment, are summed up in this word, “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
– Romans 13:9</i>

I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary — the evil it does is permanent.
– Mahatma Gandhi

In many parts of the world the people are searching for a solution which would link the two basic values: peace and justice. The two are like bread and salt for mankind.
– Lech Walesa
from his Nobel Lecture

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