When Pompeii was destroyed, many were buried in its ruins. These were later found in very different situations.

Some were in the streets as if they had been attempting to escape. Some were found in deep vaults as if seeking security. Some were found in lofty chambers as if trying to get above the lava.

Where did they find the Roman sentinel? He was standing at the city gate where he had been placed by his captain, with his hand still grasping the war weapon.

There, while the heavens threatened him; there, while the earth shook beneath him; there, while lava streams rolled, he had stood at his post; and there, after a thousand years had passed, was he still found.

May we as Christians stand to our duty, in the post at which our Captain has placed us. —Author Unknown

“Be thou faithful unto death.” Revelation 2:10

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