Don’t tell me that there were not times, during those ten days of waiting behind closed doors, when some of the disciples, looking at the others, or the magnitude of the work, or perhaps at them-selves, were tempted to laugh at the absurdity of the thing, but one glance above, and that blessed streak of memory, "HE is coming again and HE is with us always," acting like a charm, dissolved the laughter of doubt into that of faith and joy.
Ten days they waited for their armament and orders. Both came together, the same day, early, suddenly. So well prepared were they and so eager for the fray, that by nine o’clock of the same morning war had been declared and the first battle begun. Ere night fell, 3,000 of the enemy had surrendered, bowed the knee to the Christian COMMANDER, and enlisted to fight under His Banner.
Such was the result o Faith.
–From The Laugh of Faith by C. T. Studd