Introducing the Why

Jimmy Phillips

writes from Bakersfield, California, where he is director of marketing and communications for San Joaquin Community Hospital.

​Just One More

On May 5, 1945, conscientious objector Desmond Doss saved 75 wounded soldiers at the Maeda Escarpment. He did this while engulfed in a barrage of enemy fire and with no physical weapon of his own.

His focus during the relentless combat was simple: “Dear God,” he prayed, “help me get just one more.”

One by one, he got them all.

There are incredible parallels between Doss’s story and the illustrations of the lost sheep, lost coin, and prodigal son in Luke 15. The context and settings have devastating similarities.

Doss was at war; so was our Savior. As Jesus greeted people, the Pharisees murmured about His willingness to accept the …

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