My dad was in the Navy in WWII, and was on the beach at Iwo Jima on D-Day. He and his men completed their mission, came under machine gun fire, their landing craft was disabled, and it took more than a day for them to make their way to a ship and then to get back to their own ship. All the time in wet clothes.
When the flag was raised on Mount Suribachi, the smaller flag and then the larger replacement flag, ships’ horns rang out. But there was more than a month left of hard fighting.
The flag on Mount Suribachi was not a flag of victory, it was a flag of hope.
We currently live under a flag of hope. God’s kingdom is in believers, and we know, we know, His victory is coming. We know Christ will reign.
But we are in a hard fight right now. Victory isn’t yet achieved, but victory is certain.
Press on — fight on — in hope.