ternalThe story appeared in the Sunday edition of the Union-Tribune, 9/29/19. A Polish teen named Renia Spiegel began a private Diary, 1 January, 1939. On 1 September, 1939, German troops invaded western Poland. On 17 September 1939, Russia invaded eastern Poland.
In the 44 months between 1 September 1939 and 30 July, 1942, Renia filled her Diary with daily cares, ambitions, concerns and romance with her boyfriend. On 30 July, 1942, German troops rousted the family from their hiding place, dragged them into the street and SHOT them dead!
Her boyfriend survived Auschwitz and preserved the Diary. However, for unknown reasons, it had been in a New York City safe-deposit box for decades. Only recently discovered, it has been published. The Diary resonates with the emotions haunting the Diary of Anne Frank in Holland.
Sometimes, what we write as our personal history becomes unwanted public information; and what we want revealed remains a secret. Except when it’s God’s Word, Old or New. As God said in Isaiah 55:10-11, his word achieves all he desires for it, whether revealed to seekers or opponents. It ever lives, proliferates, motivates and LASTS! Written with the world’s population in mind, it’s presently read in nearly every known tongue. Personally written by GOD through chosen servants, it’s been personalized by BILLIONS throughout history. Meant to guide daily life, its wisdom to this day protects believers from the foolishness of life. Designed to prepare us for life beyond the grave, it never fails to fortify us with eternal hope.