“One man with courage makes a majority” –Andrew Jackson. When the odds are 400 to one (as they were for Micaiah in 1 Kings 22) are you tempted to conform to the majority view? If everyone sees the same truth but you and they are urging you to “live in unity” or “make it unanimous” do you go with the crowd or with your conscience? When pleasing the King (Ahab) becomes more important than pleasing the King (Jesus) the church loses its voice and value. Most of our task and all of our truth depends on being able to say “Thus saith the Lord”. It can be very unpopular. I am grateful for these weeks at youth camp–aware in a fresh way of the burdens these young members of our family carry, how often they are required to “stand alone”. I am looking forward to being “back home” with you on Sunday. May the Lord give us courage.