Here on Life with Lynnie (LwL), I like to discuss historical issues and life issues. Today, I would like to do this, even though yesterday was the day I should have done it.
Yesterday, the 27th of January, 2015 was the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp.
For anyone who is not aware of what Auschwitz concentration camp is, here is a link on Wikipedia, for you to check it out: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Auschwitz_concentration_camp. Or, you can research online.
In addition, here is a link so you can read an article and watch a couple of videos that bbc.com published that is entitled, Auschwitz 70th anniversary: Survivors mark camp liberation: http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-30996555
Auschwitz, was one (1) of hundreds of concentration and work camps that Hitler used during world war 2 (WW2).
These camps held people that Hitler referred to as political prisoners.
Some people think it was only Jewish people taken to places like this. But, this is not the case.
Yes, millions of Jewish people were brought to, abused and exterminated/murdered in these camps.
Also, there were others taken there, who Hitler and his Nazi regime thought were against them. Like underground workers, who worked with the allied forces. Even some Christians, like Corrie ten Boom, and some of her family members.
Here is a link to the ten Boom museum in Haarlem, (Holland) Netherlands: http://tenboom.org/. Hopefully, you'll check out this museum online, and visit it like I did with my now deceased husband, Gordon a few years ago.
While I have not been to see Auschwitz concentration camp, I hope to do so, at some time in the future. Just like I did with Gordon, when we visited Dachau concentration camp, in Germany.
Through travelling, God showed us many things. Especially with regards to historical places and people.
It seems some people don't agree with remembering the past. But, I do.
By doing so, we have our eyes opened to the suffering that many experienced. And, we Christians are able to see how God used us and others, to provide freedom.
Freedom that we have, today. At least, in some countries.
By showing us so many things, God showed us not just how suffering occurred, but also that we need to honour the Word of God.
Much like the Apostle Paul did, in Acts 20:32-35, "And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the word of his grace, which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
33 I have coveted no man's silver, or gold, or apparel.
34 Yea, ye yourselves know, that these hands have ministered unto my necessities, and to them that were with me.
35 I have shewed you all things, how that so labouring ye ought to support the weak, and to remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive. "
God's grace builds us up, and assists us in our sanctification. Helping us to become more like Christ.
Just as we read here, we do not covet. But rather, by being showed things, we are to support the weak, and remember the words of our Lord, Jesus Christ, where He told us it is more blessed to give than to receive.
How does this relate to the subject of today's LwL entry, regarding Auschwitz and WW2?
Those (meaning the allied forces) who knew that what Hitler and his Nazi's did during WW2 was wrong and not acceptable unto God, gave of themselves, when they stood up, spoke up... and fought for the freedom of those who had been incarcerated, abused and/or murdered in those concentration camps, like Auschwitz.
And, many were blessed. Either here on earth, or in Heaven.
Until next time...
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