Absolute Surrender – The Cost of Discipleship

In the year 55 AD Julius Caesar led the Roman armies into Britain. The soldiers were reluctant to get off their ships, There was fear in their hearts – fears of defeat and failure. Finally they left and forged ahead. After they departed, Caesar took a bold and decisive step. He told them to look down from the edge of the white cliffs of Dover, and there before their eyes they saw their ships ablaze, fully engulfed in flames. Caesar had cut off any possibility of retreat. No turning back! No turning back! This became their cry. I don’t know if this is where the expression came from about burning your bridges or not, but with this behind them, there was nothing left for them to do but march forward and conquer! And that is exactly what they did.

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