Thursday, January 16, 2014

Nazi Germany matters. Especially this Sunday.

Leo Alexander, a consultant to the Secretary of War and on duty with the office of Chief Counselor for War Crimes in Nuremberg, says that what happened in Nazi Germany "all started with the acceptance of the attitude that there is such a thing as life not worthy to be lived."

An elderly German man who lived through the Holocaust tells the following story:
I always considered myself a Christian. I attended a church since I was a small boy. We had heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews; but like most people in America today, we tried to distance ourselves from the reality of what was really taking place. What could anyone do to stop it?
A railroad track ran behind our small church, and each Sunday morning we would hear the whistle from a distance and then the clacking of the wheels moving over the track. We became disturbed when one Sunday we heard cries coming from the train as it passed by. We grimly realized that the train was carrying Jews.
Week after week that train whistle would blow. We would dread to hear the sound of those old wheels because we knew that the Jews would begin to cry out to us as they passed our church. It was so terribly disturbing! We could do nothing to help these poor people, yet their screams tormented us. We knew exactly at what time that whistle would blow, and we decided the only way to keep from being so disturbed by the cries was to start singing our hymns. It some of the screams reached our ears, we'd just sing a little louder until we could hear them no more.
Years have passed, and no one talks about it much anymore; but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep. I can still hear them crying out for help. God forgive all of us who called ourselves Christians, yet did nothing to intervene.

There are so many issues facing the United States right now. There’s Obamacare which I could spend days comparing to Nazi Germany. There’s corruption in our government, in our Churches and in our homes. Someone wise once told me “Don’t fight just to fight. When you’ve truly thought a situation over and you know you are right and you know it truly matters fight until the end.” She was right. Today, I have teenage friends giving birth out of wedlock. I know people my own age who’ve already filed for divorce and I’ve seen the breakdown of the family all around me. Sadly enough, I have friends who have aborted their babies. This Sunday is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday. Many of us are absolutely moved when we hear about the holocaust and we wish things wouldn’t have gone like they did. But are we the ones who are singing more loudly as a modern day holocaust takes place? Sanctity of Human Life Sunday is this Sunday and I’m more excited every year to see individuals moving and shaking things in their state to breakdown the core of abortion laws. Please take personal time this Sunday to consider the true value of human life. Take time to thank God for all of the babies born and to pray for the families who chose to end the lives of babies in their mother’s womb. Those girls and women need our love and our country needs us to stand up, now more than ever, to admit that lives our valuable. Each and every life. Young, old, unborn and those that will be conceived this year.

-Trinity Lewis

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