Would You Do This For An Enemy?

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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).



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