Love Your Enemy: Media Monday

We’ve all heard the phrase, “God works in mysterious ways.” And most of us can attest to it! Here is one of them…

True Story: B-17 Bomber escorted by a German Messerschmitt More images: http://www.waltsrchanger.com/html/b-17_f__ye_olde_pub_.html

True Story:
B-17 Bomber escorted by a German Messerschmitt
More images? Click here

Following my second sermon of the summer entitled, “The Power of the Word,” in which one of my illustrations was WWII Gen. McAulife’s “Nuts” in response to a German surrender ultimatum, a retired Methodist minister who heard the sermon shared the story of a German Ace who escorted a cripples B-17 Bomber to safety with me.  First, I was touched by Bob’s motivation and desire to share something with me. Then I read it and was moved by the story itself.

I offer you the video and CNN versions:

Two enemies discover a ‘higher call’ in battle.

What a remarkable story!

In Matthew 5:44, we are commanded, “love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.” How many of us would save our enemies’ lives at the risk of our own, as Stigler did? How many of us would seek out our enemy to say thank you, as Brown did? How many of us would expect such amazing events to transpire in spite of overwhelming odds? What a testament to faith, compassion, reconciliation, and the family of God! And the mysterious ways in which God works!

May we seek to live out the words of Jesus

by loving our enemies and praying for our persecutors!

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