Morning Thought: The Roman army had a very unique way to advance. It was called the tortoise (testudo) formation. Their shields were long and the soldiers in front would make a wall with them. Then the soldiers in the centre would put their shields above their heads to make a roof. The soldiers on the sides could also make a wall, covering their vulnerability. It has been written that this shell formation was so strong that chariots could ride on top of their shields. When we as brothers and sisters in Christ stand together in faith and love, the enemy's missiles cannot penetrate us. He will attack, but not overcome. Let's be armed, dangerous and interlocked. “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one…With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people” (Ephesians 6:16, 18, NIV).