Ron’s Corner- Remembering The Anzacs

 Hi everyone, thank you for thinking of Anne, she is very grateful for your concern and prayers. Anne took forever to comment on a Blog last night using her right hand, so has now decided to rest until the swelling, bruising and pain has diminished, she is sleeping a lot which will help her recovery, most of Anne’s body took the full impact of the fall as she fell forwards then backwards, great as some of you said too that no bones were broken, we give thanks for this.

I know Anne wanted to remember Aussie Anzac Day in some way on the Blog today, so I thought I would Post a story  for her, one that I like too, with Anne’s help of course, I  also appreciate her posting my comments as my time is limited but hope to do more in the near future, thanks again for your well wishes for her.  

In The Trenches

By Stu Weber, from Locking Arms.

In the trenchesThis is a  powerful True Story coming out of World War 1 of the deep friendship of two soldiers in the trenches.  Two buddies were serving together in the mud and misery of that wretched European stalemate.  Month after month they lived out their lives in the trenches, in the cold and the mud, under fire and under orders

From time to time one side or another would rise up out of the trenches, fling their bodies against the opposing line and slink back to lick their wounds, bury their dead, and wait to do it all over again.  In the process, friendships were forged in the misery.  Two soldiers became particularly close.  Day after day, night after night, terror after terror, they talked of life, of families, of hopes, of what they would do when (and if ) they returned from this horror.

On one more fruitless charge, “Jim” fell, severely wounded.  His friend, “Bill”, made it back to the relative safety of the trenches.  Meanwhile Jim lay suffering beneath the night flares.  Between the trenches.  Alone.  The shelling continued.  The danger was at its peak.  Between the trenches was no place to be.  Still, Bill wished to reach his friend, to comfort him, to offer what encouragement only friends can offer.  The officer in charge refused to let Bill leave the trench.  It was simply too dangerous.  As he turned his back, however, Bill went over the top.  Ignoring the smell of cordite in the air, the concussion of incoming rounds, and the pounding in his chest, Bill made it to Jim.

Sometime later he managed to get Jim back to the safety of the trenches.  Too late.  His friend was gone.  The somewhat self-righteous officer, seeing Jim’s body, cynically asked Bill if it had been “worth the risk.”  Bill’s response was without hesitation.  “Yes, sir, it was”, he said.  “My friend’s last words made it more than worth it:  he looked up at me and said, ‘I knew you’d come’.”

Jesus the Greatest Sacrifice

Not very often will anyone die for a righteous man, though for a good man maybe  someone might possibly dare to die. But God demonstrates His own Love for us in this when we were still sinners, Christ Jesus died for us.(Romans 5:7-8)

 

 

About Freedomborn ... Aussie Christian Focus

Hi I’m a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and Lord of Lords, my name is Anne. I live in Queensland Australia, I’m very much a People person believing we are all people of worth and unique, so I have much Joy in sharing with people personally and over the Internet. My main focus in life is my wonderful Friendship with Jesus Christ, without Him everything else would be meaningless, I have deep heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I'm a Spiritual Child of The King of Kings and I seek to share with others how truly wonderful that is with the hope they too will realize the same and be set free.
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12 Responses to Ron’s Corner- Remembering The Anzacs

  1. That is a true selfless act of love and friendship which is sadly getting more rare in today’s modern society. Today, may we all reflect on God’s love for us and our love for him. And my that love inspires us to give ourselves generously for others.

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    • Ron says:

      Thank you Island Traveller for your comment, so true as you say ,It`s getting rarer today . Thankfully we are given days to remember their sacfifice for us, and that does us good to appreciate the freedom ,that they fought so hard for.

      Blessings
      Ron

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  2. Amazing story! Those last words were so touching; they got to my heart.
    “I knew you would come”.
    War is such a terrible thing, but despite the risk and discomfort, true friendships are made.
    Sometimes, life is like a battle and it takes the support and encouragement of a true friend to pull through.
    Christ is faithfully with us through life’s challenges. We ought to be there for our neighbours.
    Lovely post!
    Grannie Annie must be proud of you, especially through these moments of pain.
    It’s good to know she’s getting better.
    Regards to her.
    Thanks for posting. It’s a story I really appreciate. 🙂

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    • Ron says:

      teecesscounsel I really appreciate your kindest wishes for Anne, you have lifted her more then you realise and thanks for the thoughts on the “I knew you would come ” Unfortunately sometimes it takes war or such to bring out the best in us because we realise it is not all about us.

      Blessings to you
      Ron

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  3. queenlorene says:

    Beautiful story, thank you for sharing this!

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    • Ron says:

      Thanks Lorene, so pleased you liked the story, it one of my favourites, sometimes the true ones are the best, even beats fiction!

      Blessings
      Ron.

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  4. robind333 says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of Anne’s accident. I will keep her in my prayers. Many, blessings to you and Anne and say hello to her….Robin

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  5. andtheword says:

    Lest we forget! They gave up their tomorrow so we could enjoy the freedom today.

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    • Ron says:

      Vivianne, I just love your inciteful quote ‘they gave up their tomorrow, so we could enjoy the freedom today ‘Yes our freedoms that we enjoy ,like the ability to wrongly protest against our service people,was earned by the very same sacrifices of those serving. We all owe such a deep debt to all who paid the ultimate sacrifice for freedom and democracy. The Bible commends those who give their lives for others , but the greatest sacrifice was one made by Jesus who had done no wrong and who even died for His enemies.

      Blessings
      Ron

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  6. Gallipoli was an absolute disaster for the Allies. Thanks for history lesson and Remembrance.

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    • Ron says:

      Carl D`Agostino, thanks for your reply, only I dispute your assertion that Gallipoli was a absolute disaster. Militarily a bungled and poorly thought out campaign by British. Which in spite of this the Anzacs forged their name on the world history pages, for their unheralded, bravery and determination under withering fire by an enemy already entrenched and waiting.

      Disaster ? militarily perhaps by those unqualified to lead and plan. Success for the revealing of the exemplary fighting spirit of the Aussie soldier, as later revealed also in France eg. Fremeil. Helps to get our facts right.

      Cheers
      Ron

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