During World War II in Europe, one day the medics had
brought the wounded in from the front lines to the field
hospital. One man was so severely wounded they thought he
wasn’t going to make it…so they just let him lie there while they
tended to the others.One of the German prisoners of war, the
American camp was holding, was helping bring in the gurneys
with the wounded men on them. He told the American soldiers
that he thought he could help that man. They asked the severely
injured man if it would be okay and he was conscious enough to
say, “Yeah! Let’s get on with it!”
He lived to relate this story of his near death, and lived until his
middle 60′s. This story was related by him to Bobby’s brother.
The German prisoner of war reminds me of the Hippocratic
oath that doctors have to make and shows how much has
changed in our modern times. The modern version of the
Hippocratic oath is still very virtuous but is being disparaged in
some areas today, especially in the area of deaths of little
babies, yet unborn. And one of the latest versions has included a
phrase that sometimes they have to take life, but they must be
humane in doing so. Take life!!!
It also reminds me of how Jesus did even more for His
enemies….while we were still His enemies. Grace = Unmerited
Favor (Unearned Favor).