"We have whispered tales among us that when the Russians closed the ring and we couldn't get though with food or mail anymore except by air, that the last wireless messages we got from within was the call, 'Send us Bibles!' ... One fellow who escaped after capture told me that our soldiers would beg for just one page to hold in their hands..."
When I read this account, I was deeply moved. Some people believe that the reason there are "no atheists in foxholes" is because soldiers are simply fearful.
I believe those close to death ponder truth and purpose and recognize that God has always been with them:
- Writing truth on their hearts. Romans 2:14-15
- Revealing His love and beauty through creation. Romans 1:18-20
*Hansi, The Girl Who Loved the Swastika, by former Nazi who became a Christian, Maria Anne Hirschmann