In Others’ Words: The Good God
Words are powerful.
Actions are powerful.
And then there are the times that a person speaks and acts … and his life changes another person in unimaginable ways, for years to come.
Earlier this week, Ann Voskamp shared the story of Maximilian Kolbe, who sacrificed his life in Auschwitz for another prisoner. And yes, reading his story was profound. But what stayed with me were the words he’d written to his mother just days before:
“Dear Mama, I am in the camp of Auschwitz. Everything is well in my regard. Be tranquil about me and about my health, because the good God is everywhere and provides for everything with love.’”
A man is in Auschwitz, a death camp … and is able to say Everything is well in my regard?
That, my friends, is faith that transcends circumstances. That is a man who trusted in God, in God’s goodness, in God’s love, no matter what. Maximilian Kolbe believed that nothing could separate him from the love of God — not even Auschwitz.
The last few days I’ve dealt with some difficult circumstances. No, nothing like Maximiliam Kolbe faced. But I often remind myself and others that it’s never a comparison game when it comes to troubles. And I’ve repeated these words to myself:
Be tranquil … the good God is everywyhere and provides for everything with love.
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