The Holocaust has always been an impossible subject to me. I cannot read about it or watch anything concerning its horrors without weeping.
Although it may sound trite, I believe with all my heart that God wanted me to write Twelve Smooth Stones first. It would not have been my choice; however, if Galatians 2:20 is to be lived, then I do what He bids me to do!
“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live;
yet not I, but Christ liveth in me:
and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God,
who loved me, and gave himself for me.”
Beyond the tears shed about the Holocaust, my heart also breaks for His people, the Jews. They are His chosen people, but they are so blinded. A trip to Israel in 2011 only solidified this fact in my mind and heart.
My prayer is for you, dear reader–that as you read about the struggles that Esther endured to find the truth–that you too will be drawn to Jesus Christ, the true Messiah. Would you consider all the proof given here contained in the Word of God? Would you allow Him to break your heart, Jew or Gentile, and receive His payment for your penalty of sin? Would you allow Him to purchase you from the slave market of sin to become His rightful heir?
“That was the true Light,
which lighteth every man that cometh into the world.
He was in the world, and the world was made by him,
and the world knew him not.
He came unto his own, and his own received him not.
But as many as received him,
to them gave he power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on his name:” John 1:9-12
Salvation is a decision to give your life to Jesus Christ. At some point in all our lives, we realize that this world is just temporary. Life may have lost its purpose – you may be discouraged or disillusioned. Our world says, “Get all you can, can all you get and sit on the can.” But then what? There must be more to life than getting and enjoying all you’ve gotten! There is Jesus Christ. He died that we might live. We realize that eternity is real: every person who has ever lived and died on earth is there now – in heaven or in hell. To me, this life is like our time in the womb – its whole purpose is to prepare us for REAL life! Where will you be when it is your time to break forth into eternity? Only Jesus Christ can pay the price for eternal life. Ask Him into your heart. It’s as easy as ABC:
A – Admit that you are a sinner (For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. Romans 3:23)
B – Believe that Jesus died for you (But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8)
C – Commit your need for a Savior to Him. (That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. Romans 10:9)
It’s as easy as ABC and as difficult as XYZ:
X – Excuses as to why you don’t need this (Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian. Acts 26:28)
Y – Your pride (The wicked, through the pride of his countenance, will not seek after God: God is not in all his thoughts. Psalm 10:4)
Z – Zone out: put up all the barriers and keep Jesus from coming close (O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou that killest the prophets, and stonest them which are sent unto thee, how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not! Mt 23:37)