She Gave Her Life

A Hebrew lady once told how seeing another Christian’s faith converted her: She was fleeing the German Gestapo in France during World War II. She knew she was close to being caught and she wanted to give up. She came to the home of a French Huguenot. A widow lady met her and said that it was time to flee to a new place. This Jewish lady said, “It’s no use, they will find me anyway. They are so close behind.” The Christian widow said, “Yes, they will find someone here, but it’s time for you to leave. Go with these people to safety—I will take your identification and wait here.” The Jewish lady then understood the plan; the Gestapo would come and find this Christian widow and think she was the fleeing Jew.

This Hebrew lady said, “I asked her why she was doing that and the widow responded, ‘It’s the least I can do; Christ has already done that and more for me.’” The widow was caught and imprisoned in the Jewish lady’s place, allowing time for her to escape.

Within six months the Christian widow was dead in the concentration camp. Later this Hebrew lady accepted Christ as her Saviour.

Source: Illustrations Unlimited
Submitted by the homiletics class of West Coast Baptist College

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