Do you ever think about it?

I don't what it is about me, but I feel so deeply when I hear about it. It pains me inside when I had read about it. I shake my head when I read the stories of people who say it never happened. I get angry because I think of all the people who risked their lives when they were '”not involved” to save the Jewish people, the mothers like us. They risked not only their lives, but often their families lives also to save a child. Maybe just one, but was it worth it? I think to myself, “Would I have been able to do the same?” You read about the people like Corrie Ten Boom who lost almost all of her family members to save others. Diet Emans who lost her fiance and spent time in prison and only by a miracle escaped with her life.

Those are just two people I think of right off. There are thousands.

I remember listening to a radio program where they said in Isreal where the Holocaust rememberance is, there is a tree outside planted for every known Gentile that sacrificed to save the Jews. I cannot ever help but cry to hear of the children that were brutally killed. Maybe it is because I am half german?

I don't know, but I pray that someday if I have the opprotunity that I will be as willing to help others as these who have gone before us and not sing louder to block out the cries of the helpless as they pass in the trains.

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  1. drewsfamilytx

    I think about it…

    I try not to, but it can’t be helped. Same with the children being used as soldiers in Uganda, the persecution of Christians in China, Indonesia, Malaysia (by Muslims and Hindy extremists)… The children that are purposefully maimed by their parents in India so they can get more sympathy when they beg for money on the streets (dh’s uncle has pictures from his visit to help a community dig a well)… Orphans and abandoned children in China that have no hope in God because no one ever told them…


    It can be so overwhelming sometimes! I would hope that I will always stand for Christ and what is right, no matter the cost…but I also know that my flesh can be so weak… I think I could sacrifice myself…but I honestly do not know what I would do if it required giving up my children. I hate to admit that, but it is true. I certainly have a lot of growing to do, but am not so prideful to ever say No, Lord, I would never deny you! But I know that I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me (Phillippians 4:13)

    Wow, now I have lots to think about over lunch!


  2. cappuccinosmom

    That’s one of the saddest things, isn’t it? That “Christians” sang louder in church so they wouldn’t hear the cries of the suffering when the cattle cars passed by on Sundays. 🙁

  3. agodlyhomemaker

    oh martha- your last statement about singing louder while trains pass by is one i use a lot when discussing the holocaust and other events where i feel christians have let people ( and Christ) down. i was “stunned” to see someone else using it!
    i so agree with what you said- ask God to reveal why this touches you so deeply and what He wants to use it for. pray about this cuz i’ll tell ya – the world is made up of “christians” who will just sing louder and God needs something more than that in His army!

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