“And you will hear of wars and rumours of war. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet.”
– Matthew 24:14
Earth has endured two world wars. Each time there were predictions that this was the end of the age and that Christ would be returning.
On June 6, 1945 the Allied troops landed on the beaches of Normandy. For those thousands of men who took part in that deadly invasion it seemed like the end of the world.
An America army chaplain who survived the landing penned some poignant moments of the vicious battle.
“About 10 of us were crossing along the edge of a field when we heard sniper bullets whiz by. We all fell to the ground. As we lay there hugging the earth to escape shrapnel from shellfire and bullets, the birds were singing beautifully in the trees close by.
“As I listened I thought of the awfulness of it all; the birds were singing and we Human Beings were trying to kill each other. We are the greatest of God's creation, made in the image of God, and here human blood was being spilt everywhere.
“On the roadside my assistants and I saw a dead German officer. We turned him over and stretched him out the best we could. I looked at his face and was surprised to see how young he looked. No doubt he was in his twenties but he had the face of a boy. I thought surely, this fellow was too young to die. I became conscious of an awful evil force behind it all to cause a young fellow like this to seemingly hunger and delight to kill and be killed."
The D-Day landing was the beginning of the end of the Second World War and it was hoped that peace would reign, but as we know wars and rumours of war continue to make headlines. But there is a day coming when it will cease and the Prince of Peace will reign.
Dear Father thank You that in a world of turmoil and trouble I have the Prince of Peace in my heart. Thank You Jesus for being my daily help.