It only took a handful of months for planning. 353 planes. 2,403 Americans killed. 1,178 others were wounded. Today marks the 77th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. On December 7, 1941 at 7:48, Hawaiian Time, 353 planes were launched from six aircraft carriers and attacked Pearl Harbor.
It was the biggest surprise attack on United States soil. The mission was to attack the weakest point, and they found it. As I was remembering this anniversary and of those who lost their lives, I was reminded of this quote:
The enemy will never attack you where you are strongest…. He will attack where you are weakest. If you do not know your weakest point, be certain, your enemy will.
William R. Forstchen
History can teach us many things and we can most assuredly apply history to our spiritual walk. The enemy, Satan, knows our weakest points in our life. If you don’t know what they are, be certain, Satan does. We must ask ourselves, what is my weakest point in life and what am I doing about it?
Be of sober spirit, be on the alert. Your adversary, the devil, prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. But resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same experiences of suffering are being accomplished by your brethren who are in the world.
1 Peter 5:8-9