Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Faith Tested By Fire

I cannot begin to fathom what Ernie Gordon and other POWs went through. Over the weekend I read Through the Valley of the Kwai, Gordon's story of his nearly 4 years as a prisoner of the Japanese. This amazing story of how God's grace and redemption persistently plucked away at the hatred and fear of thousands of POWs and radically changed their lives is worth reading.

The good news for man is that God, in Christ, has shared his suffering; for that is what God is like. He has not shunned the responsibility of freedom. He shares in the saddest and most painful experiences of His children, even that experience which seems to defeat us all, death itself.

He comes into our Death House to lead us through it.

Ernest Gordon

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