Every once and again I come across a story that resonates with God’s eternal mysteries. Case in point: the Holocaust. Which is being denied as having ever taken place by Islamists and others, primarily to forward their hatred of Jews.
I don’t know why God would, at the same time, maintain His covenant with the Jews (which I believe He does) and yet subject them to the Holocaust. All I know for certain is that it did happen, and that it, among other things, led to the foundation of the modern state of Israel.
Well, as I wrote, I don’t really know, and all I can do is accept God’s will. One lesson is that the Holocaust stands as yet another reminder, as if one were really needed, of the fallen nature of mankind. Satan surely was in charge, acting through the Germans, Austrians, Poles, Ukrainians, and others who willingly went along with and enabled the mass slaughter.
Yet God also saves, and allowed some to survive so that they could tell the story of the horrors inflicted on God’s people Israel. One such story, and an emotional reunion of one American soldier and the man he rescued, is here.
The man who was liberated is Lou Dunst, who related that he begged God: “Please let me live – if for nothing else than to tell my story.” Lou Dunst is not alone; many others have survived, and, by the grace of God, told their story.
God listened to Lou Dunst. As for those millions who were killed, I pray that He received all the victims of the Holocaust and, as predicted in Revelation 7, they have been sealed in His glory.