Sunday, May 24, 2009

Sunday Faith Blog...

"....For if we died with Him, We shall also live with Him. If we endure, We shall also reign with Him. If we deny Him, He also will deny us, If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself." 2 Timothy 2:11-13


JINGOIST said...

Beautifully done Z. Thank you. One of my favorite customers is a wondferful old couple. His plane was shot down over Germany and he was terribly injured.

When the townfolk got him they beat him some more. Not quite Geneva Convention treatment, but I understand the anger at bomber crews. He was given scant medical care, but by the grace of G-d he recovered after 6 mos.. He was marched the length of Germany with other POW's to keep him from rescue parties that infiltrated the countryside.
I wasn't even aware that the Brits and Americans had "rescue" parties for POWs.

I think his daughter Laura (my friend) wrote a book about his long captivity. If so I'll let you know the title.

We owe more than we'll ever know to those who gave the ULTIMATE sacrifice.

shoprat said...

And in all things give thanks. Those who gave their lives and suffered are our ultimate human heroes.

WomanHonorThyself said...

Blessed Memorial day my friend!:)

Z said...

Hi, Jingo...yes, I'd sure understand anybody's anger at bomber crews. Mr Z highly recommends THE CANDY BOMBERS, he's LOVING this book about the Berlin which our friend's mother had to cook whatever really scant food they could get in motor, were those tough times for everyone.
I am reminded of the cemetery in France given to Germany by the French after the war on which the Germans installed a sign that said "Here lie German soldiers most of whom did not pick the cause or the fight" Makes me tear up every time I think of it; a very beautiful place very near Normandy.

Shoprat, they surely are.

Thanks,, too.

Beverly said...

Wonderful post. That passage of Scripture has been one of my favorites for a long time...He cannot deny Himself. Amen.

Susannah said...

Hi Z, et. al!
Beautiful, as usual! Z~ just want to be sure you see my yesterday's (Sat.) post. Your & Sandy's inspiration gave me the start!

Hope you're having a blessed Sunday!

p.s. Does anyone know how Joe is doing since his heart attack?

Z said...

Jingo..let me add that there are many stories of GI's being helped by Germans. LIke Charlie Brown not getting shot down, as he could have...have you heard that story? The stories that don't get told.

It's a long read but worth it...

Anyway..Beverly, it is a beautiful promise, isn't it? thanks for coming by!

Susannah...your post is wonderful and I IMPLORE ALL GEEEZ READERS TO GET OVER THERE! thanks.

and I think Joe seems to be doing well...keep praying for our buddy! What a shock to hear he'd had a heart attack and blogs us to let us know!

Thank goodness Joe seems to be doing so well. Prayers going out to him!

David Schantz said...

Great post Z. One of my Uncles was killed in action on the USS South Dakota during WW II, another was killed in Korea, some old friends lost their lives in Vietnam. They will all be in my thoughts this weekend.

God Bless everyone that is now serving or has ever served in the United States military.

God Bless America, God Save The Republic.

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

Nice. I'll add it to my sunday funnies.

Bryan said...

"Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving;" (Col 4:2.)

In seeing this cartoon, my thought is: If only more people had greater degrees of thanksgiving.

Keep pressing on!

Papa Frank said...

Hopefully this holiday will still mean something 20 years from now. Hopefully it's not as endangered as traditional marriage is right now.

Anonymous said...

Well Done Z. And here-here. Thanks to the soldiers who fought for us, we remain free to worship the true Lord.