Thursday, July 8, 2010
Drown Out The Cries of the Suffering
God connected me to this powerful blog post:
"I read a story a few months ago that haunted me. It was about this church in Nazi Germany during the 30′s. They were just a few German Christians who would gather and worship together each week. It was about as normal of a church as you’d expect. If one of us were to have shown up we probably would have been able to fit in without standing out (other than that whole not speaking German thing, that would probably be noticeable). But the problem was that the church had been built too close to the train tracks. And lately, the trains had been running a lot.
But the problem wasn’t the train, it was the cargo.
Because in this little church building, the German Christians could hear the sound of Jewish people on those trains, and they were screaming for help. When the people on the trains would pass by, they would think maybe the church would help, so they would yell.
And so the church sang louder.
Their plan of action was to just drown out the cries of suffering."
I asked myself a question after reading this post.
"Mike, what are you doing to drown out the cries of the suffering?"
I have a question for you.
"What are you doing to drown out the cries of the suffering?"
I have a question for the church.
"What is the church doing to drown out the cries of the suffering?"
"They could have stopped singing, gone outside and done something. They might have even saved a few men and women’s lives, sure they would have had to stop doing church. But they could have been the church."
You can read the complete blog post by clicking here.
My thanks to @Campbelld72 for leading me to this post. Thanks to @Stormented for writing it.