Soo, for those of you who know me quite well…I hate history. History class is normally the class I take my nap of the day in (when I don’t get time in gym)…lol, just kidding. However, I wasn’t kidding about not enjoying history. I thought it was a redundant class.
So, about a week ago, I was sitting class, expecting to follow my daily routine. We were learning about Roman history, the rise and fall of their Empire, and the important emperors that had ruled during this period. One emperor was Constintine, and I heard the coolest story EVER about him.
The Romans were in War. At this time, Christianity wasn’t very popular and liked. Nor were the Jews. The Roman Gods were the main religion. I don’t think Constintine was Christian at the time either. However, before the upcoming battle, Constintine claimed to have recieved a vision from the Christian God saying to put crosses on the helmets and shields for the next battle called the The Battle of Milvina Bridge. (Or something close hahah) But guess what? IT VICTORY FOR THE ROMANS!
After that battle, Contintine made Christianity a HUGE deal. Pretty soon, it became the official religion! And it was because of this battle that Christianity rampantly spread! If God didn’t let this victory occur through the vision, Chrisitanty wouldn’t be where it is. America wouldn’t have grown up in a Christian Nation, and nor would’ve the European countries.
Within in the big picture, it helped me realize that God truly does know what he’s doing. When things seem silly, and situations unjust, God still knows what’s happening. He’s planning for WAAY ahead in the future…like way past our generation. That is, if it’s his will. Just trust God.
“To God belong wisdom and power, counsel and understanding are his.” -Job 12:13
It was only recently that I began to understand the importance of history, and the connection it had within our society and religion today. It was actually cool. History still isn’t my favorite subject, but when I see connections like this, I’m pretty much in awe.
Awwww, exciting right?