Posted by: cindybythesea | January 28, 2012

Doing the Right Thing

    Holocaust Remembrance Day

“Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy.  He who goes out weeping carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.”  Psalm 126: 5-6

I was speaking on the phone with my daughter yesterday, when, she told me that she had been researching the family name earlier that morning and had found somewhat by accident, that there were three Pole’s, with our same family name, who had been killed for aiding and assisting Jews in Poland in 1943.  I was surprised to hear this information, because, I had never considered the possibility that we could have family members listed among the registry of Righteous Gentiles, (those who gave their lives in an attempt to rescue Jews) and, she was surprised to learn that yesterday, the day, she discovered this information was Yom HaShoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day. An amazing coincidence, I would say.

There is an on-line registry of 700 Poles, who were killed for helping Jews during the holocaust. The Poles with our family name are listed among this group:

shot by an SS unit on Feb. 24, 1943, together with a group of 14 people, victims of a provocation: several weeks earlier they rendered help to a Nazi agent, who pretended to be a Jewish fugitive. Died also Zygmunt Dryga, Franciszek Kirylski, Józef, Ewa and Stanis³aw Kotowski, Stanis³aw Piwko, Jan Oliwiñski, Aleksandra Wiktorzak (see: 111, 216, 259-261, 469, 609, 648) Stanis³aw Kusiak and Stanis³aw Mazurek died in the Treblinka camp (see 314, 374) Died also Czes³aw Borowy, Jan Brzozowski and Stanis³aw Henduszko (see: 43, 57, 166)   http://www.holocaustforgotten.com/list.htm

These are just a few of the heroic people, who sacrificed their lives in doing the right thing.  Yes, doing the right thing.

But, what is the right thing?  In 1943 Poland, the choice was clear. Give aide to Jews and you could die.  But, here in the United States and around the world 2012 – the choices seem a lot less clear.

Instead, we sit on our hands and delude our selves in to thinking that because there are no immediate consequences to our actions, (or, rather inaction) there are no consequences at all.  

Last Sunday, was the day set apart for the remembrance of a holocaust of another kind. The holocaust of abortion and the millions of babies, who have been killed in the years following the 1973 Roe v Wade decision. 

 At a rally held at the Capitol in Honolulu last Sunday, several hundred gathered to march for life and to demonstrate their support for saving the lives of the unborn. I don’t have an official count, but, by my estimation, there were several hundred – perhaps, four or five hundred, maybe more, but, given the number of churches on this island, there could have been thousands.  A rally so dismally small that it garnered only a couple of protestors with cardboard signs – one in support of sex education and one claiming “my body, my right to choose”.  In other words, the opposition, was clearly not threatened by our little gathering.  A lion ignoring a mouse, you might say.  And, while of course, God  does not need an army, when he has a David, nonetheless, it is sad to think how many could have been there that weren’t.  A “light turnout” many were saying; the NFL playoff’s, in direct competition to Sunday’s rally; it appears.

All around us, we see the rot and decay or our society and we throw up our hands and ask “O, God, why”?  Never thinking, that the same question could be ask of us by God – “Where were you, when, I was calling on you, for doing the right thing?”

Every day, in one way or another, we have a choice for making right decisions and acting upon them. As the scripture says in James 2:18 – “our faith is demonstrated by our works”.  Which, includes the little things, I might add, as well, as the big; for, if we cannot make the easy choices, how will we ever make the hard?

Thank God for those Righteous Gentiles, who stood with God’s people even at the cost of their own lives.  I pray that we in our generation, would be found doing the same.

“Help us, O God, to stand for what is right, to not shrink back from that to which you have called us” –and by God’s grace, to always be found – doing the right thing”.

“Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper who love thee” Psalm 122:6

Watching and waiting with YOU for the soon return of Jesus! Cindy

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Responses

  1. What has promoted the hatred of the Jews, it is because they are God’s chosen people. This will go on till the Jews recognize Jesus as their King and Messiah.

    Acts 3:19-21

    King James Version (KJV)

    19Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.

    20And he shall send Jesus Christ, which before was preached unto you:

    21Whom the heaven must receive until the times of restitution of all things, which God hath spoken by the mouth of all his holy prophets since the world began.

    Zechariah 12 gives a foreshadowing of this conversion, if you care to read it.

    As far as the abortion of babies is concerned and doing the right thing, how can anyone who says they are a Christian have voted for Obama, when he promotes the abortion industry.

    [Hi Mark, Thanks for writing. And, once again, I use Hawaii as an example. In spite of the large number of churches here, Obama won the election hands down here in Hawaii – many suckered with the idea of “voting for a native son” – others, voting their pocketbooks, I’m sure. Well, we reap what we sow. Blessings to you and your family! C]

  2. Here it is and this might sting just a little, every single American who pay’s federal income tax, pay’s for this American Holocaust. Well, you might say I don’t have a choice, really? And those in Poland in 1943 did? What have you RISKED? Time to even vote? The United States has been collecting money through the IRS and it’s formation is under question that the process to ratify it in that by the way of state participation with legal vote is in question. So let’s sum it up, you allow people to take your money illegally? And then use it for something that you would not allow personally? And then you say you cannot do anything about it? If you belong to Christ, that which was taken in the garden was restored to you in Christ. How much time have you been spending resisting the worlds “grab” on your authority?
    The enemy is a usurper, so is the President, and we God’s people are allowing it. He has not satisfactorily answered the question about the place of his birth. This is the very act that allows the enemy to take. And so, I have seen why most are silent. It is because they passively allow it because of how they may be affected. They may become social outcast’s. Really, the Lord rebuke you if that is the case.
    I/you/we, can do all things through Christ who strengthens me/you/us.
    May it please our Lord to do great things with those who choose to walk by faith.
    Watch this video and see what faith can do with one person who is willing to confront evil.
    http://180movie.com/

    [Hi Jeff, Thanks for writing and while, they do sting a little, that’s ok – the purpose of my blog, if nothing else, is to get us (as well as myself) to really think about what it means – “to do the right thing”. Each person must seek the Lord on that, as no one can answer that question for another. Blessings to you and thank you again for your very thought provoking comment. C]

  3. I kept thinking of James 4:17 while reading this. Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.

    A friend and I had a similar discussion just this week, when I first told her about Komen (before it even made news for deciding not to grant Planned Parenthood) and I think so many people have the same attitude…the response was “if you dig deep enough, all of it’s connected, then there would be no product you could buy or store you could shop at, etc.” They have a sense of hopelessness in trying and it saddens me because we are told over and over that the Lord is our Hope.

  4. […] Cindy By The Sea has family who are among this number.  Perhaps some of you do as well. […]

  5. Hi Cindy,
    After re-reading your post, I realize you only stated you may have family among this number whereas I wrote that you did. I’ve made the correction and please forgive me for this misrepresentation.

    • Hi Coreen, Thank you for the reference to my blog and for your up-dated comment. I am currently having trouble with WordPress and can’t access my account. Every time I try to log in, the cursor freezes. I have tried a couple of things to try to clear it but, so far nothing works – I suspect I may have a virus. I’m wondering if you or any one you know has had this problem. I’m dreading the cost and loss of time involved in taking my computer in to be serviced. I’m really missing being able to write and to stay in touch with all my friends and wonderful readers. Hope you are well! Blessings in Jesus! Cindy

      • Hi Cindy,

        No, I have not had this problem with WordPress. I’m guessing you used another computer to log in and reply to my comment which then pinpoints the problem to your computer. It may very well be a virus but do not fret. Last year I needed a new video card put in my computer and I had them clean up the hard drive at the same time. I was shocked at the number of viruses they found, but the best part is that this clean-up didn’t cost a great deal and it was all done rather quickly.

        Be encouraged my dear sister! Everything will work out well!

        Romans 8:28
        And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

  6. Silly me! I just realized you replied by visiting your own blog. Guess I’m not fully awake yet! Try logging in on another computer and that will pinpoint the problem. If you’re able to get in you’ll at least be able to make a post to update your readers as they are probably wondering if all is well with you. I know I was and therefore have been praying for you. I’m sure many others are as well and that is one very good thing that has come about from all of this!

    • Hi Coreen, Thanks so much for writing back and thank you for your prayers! It’s nice to know I’ve been missed. I can access WordPress via my phone, but, not on my computer. I’m also not having any problems using my computer with the exception of WordPress. Will try to borrow a computer today, so I can inform my readers of the delay. I’m encouraged to think that this problem might be simply and inexpensively solved – the last time I had viruses (twice), in spite, of having virus protection, it cost me $200.00 both times.

      I was busy teaching on Passover last week, so, had little time for up-dating my blog and when, I finally had time to get back to it, it was inaccessible. Well, the enemy has tricks of every kind. God knows and will prevail. I’ll keep you posted and thanks again for your help and encouragement! Blessings in Jesus! Cindy

  7. Cindy,
    I just had the thought that it’s possible AOL is causing this problem. I have never used it but remember hearing some AOL users complain of similar issues. If you are able, try logging in using another web browser. Internet Explorer should be on your computer, if it’s a PC, and Safari will be on a Mac. I use Firefox and prefer it over the others when it comes to working with my WordPress blog. I hope this is helpful to you and maybe, just maybe you won’t have to take your computer in after all!


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