Stonewall Jackson

Many great heroes of mine come from this incredible country we live in.  I would have to say one of the leaders I hold in the highest regard is General Stonewall Jackson.  Many folks don’t understand where he got his nickname; this video does a pretty good job of explaining it. I know in my life I have found when I feel God has called me to do something, He gives me the strength to do it – even when it may seem crazy to others.

A great movie that depicts Stonewall Jackson is Gods and Generals.  My favorite quote from the movie occurs when Stonewall Jackson and one of his captains are talking after the first battle.  The captain had noticed the strength of Stonewall Jackson during the battle and said to him,
“General , how is it you can keep so serene, stay so utterly insensible with a storm of shells and bullets raining about your head?”  To which Jackson replies (and this gives me chills,)
“Captain Smith, my religious belief teaches me to feel as safe in battle as in bed.  God has fixed the time for my death.  I do not concern myself with that.  But to be always ready, whenever it may overtake me – that is the way all men should live. Then all men would be equally brave.”

Enjoy the video!

God bless, Tim Marks

4 thoughts on “Stonewall Jackson”

  1. Tim, we need more Stonewall Jacksons and you are a modern day one. Your unshakeable faith that God is in control has been something I have admired most. God bless

  2. Tim – The example you have been in following Gods plan for your life has blessed so many. My family will forever be blessed by you and your willingness to share your life’s experiences with us.
    When it feels like it is humanly impossible that is when HE takes over and is glorified.

  3. Great post Tim. I agree with Cody! You are a great example to me of unrelenting faith. I also like another quote from Stonewall Jackson: “Never take counsel of your fears.”

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