Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Milton's Note: I wrote this article before the neuroradiologist diagnosed Kristy’s brain tumor on Nov. 6. It appeared in our Sunday bulletin this past Sunday, Nov. 11. These words are more true and real now.

Is There Not a Cause?
By Milton Dykes

When David saw the fear of King Saul and the Israelites before Goliath and the Philistines, he was filled with indignation. It was unthinkable that even this giant could stand God’s people down and make them cower in fear. Without thinking, David was ready to pursue the giant and end the standoff. At first, his eldest brother and others accused David of pride and arrogance as David boldly confronted the giant. Yet David had a great vision and commitment that would not allow him to shrink from the battle.

David’s words ring clear in my mind and heart. “Is there not a cause,” he asked? His question got to the point of the matter. He was focused on the purpose and reason for confronting the enemy, Goliath. To David, the fight to end the giant’s attack on God’s people was clearly one that had to be fought and won.

Today, there is a cause worth our highest efforts. There is a cause that merits our most earnest prayers, our highest sacrificial giving, and our most untiring labors. That cause is the fight for the souls of our loved ones and family members. It is the fight for the lost people of our city. It is the struggled for the moral core of our nation and even for the world.

We are in a fight and the cause is worthy. The goliath that comes against your home and family must be defeated. With God’s help through the power of the Holy Spirit, your battle with your goliath will be won. Is there not a cause? Yes! Believe me and more importantly believe the report of the Lord. Your giant will fall today. Face him in the name of the Lord, and he will be defeated.


At 10:14 PM, Anonymous Dad & Mother Dykes said...

Son, that is good Spiritual meat. Be strong in His might. We love you and Kristy.......and are very proud of you.


Dad and Mother

At 11:25 PM, Blogger Debra said...

This one is a test. I wrote one a few minutes ago and it wouldn't go through.

I'm praying for you and luv ya bunches, Kristy.

Waiting to hear that awesome praise report!

Debra Ullrick

At 11:56 PM, Blogger Angela Breidenbach said...

I just wanted you to know I am praying for you right now.

At 9:28 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're praying for you, Kristy! What a witness and a blessing you will be to everyone whose path you cross in the hospital! May they come to know HIM through your strength, joy, and courage!

Love and Blessings to you and your family!

Susan and Ken Wales


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