Tuesday, May 5, 2015

70 Years...

From time to time, here on Life with Lynnie  (LwL), I discuss things from the past.  Today, this is what will happen.

May 1945 was a very important time.  It was when V-E Day happened.  Meaning... Victory in Europe of WW2.

Here is a Wikipedia link, where you can read about the End of World War 11 in Europehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/End_of_World_War_II_in_Europe.  Although May 8th is the actual date, ceremonies and various visits are happening, this week.

On May 4th, on the CBC Newscast, I saw an article about Mr. Ed Carter-Edwards.  It was a cbc.ca article entitled, Ed Carter-Edwards Recalls Buchenwald: 'So Cruel, So Savage, So Brutal'. Here is where you can check it out:  http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ed-carter-edwards-recalls-buchenwald-so-cruel-so-savage-so-brutal-1.3056580.

Here is a Wikipedia link, where you can read about Buchenwald Concentration Camphttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchenwald_concentration_camp.

Canadians are being honoured there, and in other parts of Europe, including the Netherlands, where our Prime Minister, Stephen Harper attended a memorial service. 

Here is a cbc.ca article entitled, Stephen Harper joins Canadian WW2 Veterans to mark liberation of Netherlandshttp://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/stephen-harper-joins-canadian-ww2-veterans-to-mark-liberation-of-netherlands-1.3059805.

Thinking about the Netherlands, reminded me about how my now deceased husband Gordon, and I visited Haarlem... where the ten Boom museum is located.  Here is a link for you to check it out: http://tenboom.org/.

Being there and seeing the museum which was the place were Corrie ten Boom and her family lived, during WW2, touched my heart. 

You've probably heard me say in the past, that Canadians were truly honoured there, because Canada dropped cans as they flew over the area.  In the museum is one of those cans.

The cans were filled with food, medical supplies and other items that were needed by people in the Netherlands.  The Nazis had taken so much food and supplies from people that a large amount of population there, were dying.

And, of course, Canadians helped liberate the Netherlands!

While viewing the museum, it truly touched my heart about how Corrie ten Boom and her family helped hide Jews, and other people wanted by the Nazi army.  Here is a Wikipedia link for you to  check out The Hiding Placehttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Hiding_Place_(biography)

If you'd like to watch the movie, The Hiding Place, click on this YouTube link:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XX0GwjXExFE

Thinking about how so many people, including my dad, helped liberate Europe, during WW2, touched my heart.

While not all people were truly born-again Christians, who participated in helping end WW2, many were.  And, did this to help people, and to do what they believed God would have them do.

Just like we read, in Galatians 6:2, "Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfil the law of Christ."

Those who fought to end what Adolf Hitler began, truly helped people.  And, by doing this, they fulfilled the law of Christ.

Not just the people of that era were helped.  But, even us... today, as a result of the freedom obtained.

For, if freedom of WW2 had not happened, our world today would be even worse than it already is.

For this I am grateful to God.  He helped the allies, to do what He wanted them to do.

And, many people were blessed by this.

Thank You, Lord!

Until next time...

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