Passchendaele – A Love Story

By: snowgood

Sep 20 2012

Category: Christianity, Faith, Fear, Hell, Jesus, Photography

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Rummaging through a cupboard a few days back I found a few DVDs that I’d never opened.

One was “Passchendaele” which documents the living hell endured by Canadian infantry during World War I.

Director Paul Gross also wrote the script and bagged the leading role.  Whilst he was good at acting and direction I felt he might have done himself a favour hiring someone else to write a credible story.

It’s a love story which ends with a crucifixion.  Did the script really need that?

60,000 Canadian infrantrymen died during the campaign most were volunteers.

I have never been “called up”, and many of us post war kids have been led to believe that life is all about us.

As I watched the lines that I pondered were not on the Ypres salient.  No I was “hearing” the lines;

Wide, wide as the ocean, high as the heavens above;

Deep, deep as the deepest sea is my Saviour’s love.

I, though so unworthy, still am a child of his care;

For His word teaches that His love reaches me everywhere.

I’ve never been called to a literal front line, but give thanks for all those in the armed forces who fought for my freedom.

I’m also  drawn to praise Jesus who laid down His life for me.

I don’t deserve His favour, but he bestows it upon me.

The soldiers at Passchendaele helped secure a stable Europe, but the victory was short-lived. We were at war again within 31 years.

Jesus dealt Satan a blow at Calvary, and secured eternal peace for those who follow him.

That’s some love story.

One comment on “Passchendaele – A Love Story”

  1. Yes, it is some love story – a TRUE love story without equal.
    What an amazing Saviour!

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