Monday, October 14, 2019

The Daily Lectionary for MONDAY, October 14, 2019

The Daily Lectionary
MONDAY, October 14, 2019
(Revised Common Lectionary Year C)
(Semi-continuous Reading Plan)

(Like a lonely bird on a housetop)
Prayer to the Eternal King for Help
A prayer of one afflicted, when faint and pleading before the Lord.
1  Hear my prayer, O Lord;
     let my cry come to you.
2  Do not hide your face from me
     in the day of my distress.
   Incline your ear to me;
     answer me speedily in the day when I call.

3  For my days pass away like smoke,
     and my bones burn like a furnace.
4  My heart is stricken and withered like grass;
     I am too wasted to eat my bread.
5  Because of my loud groaning
     my bones cling to my skin.
6  I am like an owl of the wilderness,
     like a little owl of the waste places.
7  I lie awake;
     I am like a lonely bird on the housetop.
8  All day long my enemies taunt me;
     those who deride me use my name for a curse.
9  For I eat ashes like bread,
     and mingle tears with my drink,
10 because of your indignation and anger;
     for you have lifted me up and thrown me aside.
11 My days are like an evening shadow;
     I wither away like grass.

12 But you, O Lord, are enthroned forever;
     your name endures to all generations.
13 You will rise up and have compassion on Zion,
     for it is time to favor it;
     the appointed time has come.
14 For your servants hold its stones dear,
     and have pity on its dust.
15 The nations will fear the name of the Lord,
     and all the kings of the earth your glory.
16 For the Lord will build up Zion;
     he will appear in his glory.
17 He will regard the prayer of the destitute,
     and will not despise their prayer.

(False prophets deceive the exiles)
29:8 For thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Do not let the prophets and the diviners who are among you deceive you, and do not listen to the dreams that they dream, 9 for it is a lie that they are prophesying to you in my name; I did not send them, says the Lord.

10 For thus says the Lord: Only when Babylon’s seventy years are completed will I visit you, and I will fulfill to you my promise and bring you back to this place. 11 For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope. 12 Then when you call upon me and come and pray to me, I will hear you. 13 When you search for me, you will find me; if you seek me with all your heart, 14 I will let you find me, says the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.

15 Because you have said, “The Lord has raised up prophets for us in Babylon,”— 16 Thus says the Lord concerning the king who sits on the throne of David, and concerning all the people who live in this city, your kinsfolk who did not go out with you into exile: 17 Thus says the Lord of hosts, I am going to let loose on them sword, famine, and pestilence, and I will make them like rotten figs that are so bad they cannot be eaten. 18 I will pursue them with the sword, with famine, and with pestilence, and will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be an object of cursing, and horror, and hissing, and a derision among all the nations where I have driven them, 19 because they did not heed my words, says the Lord, when I persistently sent to you my servants the prophets, but they would not listen, says the Lord. 20 But now, all you exiles whom I sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon, hear the word of the Lord: 21 Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel, concerning Ahab son of Kolaiah and Zedekiah son of Maaseiah, who are prophesying a lie to you in my name: I am going to deliver them into the hand of King Nebuchadrezzar of Babylon, and he shall kill them before your eyes. 22 And on account of them this curse shall be used by all the exiles from Judah in Babylon: “The Lord make you like Zedekiah and Ahab, whom the king of Babylon roasted in the fire,” 23 because they have perpetrated outrage in Israel and have committed adultery with their neighbors’ wives, and have spoken in my name lying words that I did not command them; I am the one who knows and bears witness, says the Lord.

(Except for these chains)
Paul Appeals to Agrippa to Believe
26:24 While he was making this defense, Festus exclaimed, “You are out of your mind, Paul! Too much learning is driving you insane!” 25 But Paul said, “I am not out of my mind, most excellent Festus, but I am speaking the sober truth. 26 Indeed the king knows about these things, and to him I speak freely; for I am certain that none of these things has escaped his notice, for this was not done in a corner. 27 King Agrippa, do you believe the prophets? I know that you believe.” 28 Agrippa said to Paul, “Are you so quickly persuading me to become a Christian?” 29 Paul replied, “Whether quickly or not, I pray to God that not only you but also all who are listening to me today might become such as I am—except for these chains.”

Optional parts of the readings are set off in [square brackets.]

The Bible texts of the Old Testament, Epistle and Gospel lessons are from the New Revised Standard Version Bible, copyright 1989 by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Church of Christ in the USA, and used by permission.

The Daily Lectionary is a three year cyclical lectionary. We are currently in Year C. Beginning with the first Sunday of Advent in 2019, we will be in Year A. The year which ended at Advent 2018 was Year B. These readings complement the Sunday and festival readings: Thursday through Saturday readings help prepare the reader for the Sunday ahead; Monday through Wednesday readings help the reader reflect and digest on what they heard in worship. Revised Common Lectionary Daily Readings, copyright © 2005 Consultation on Common Texts.
The Daily Lectionary
Psalm 102:1-17; Jeremiah 29:8-2; Acts 26:24-29

The Daily Prayer for MONDAY, October 14, 2019

The Daily Prayer
MONDAY, October 14, 2019

American abolitionist Frederick Douglass said, “If there is no struggle, there is no progress. Those who profess to favor freedom yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its many waters. Power concedes nothing without demand. It never did and it never will. Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have found out the exact measure of injustice and wrong which will be imposed upon them, and these will continue till they are resisted with either words or blows, or with both. The limits of tyrants are prescribed by the endurance of those whom they oppress.”

God of peace, keep us from confusing peace with submission in the face of injustice. Keep us from confusing patience with tolerance in the face of oppression. Grant us true discernment for the sake of your kingdom. Amen.

Verse of the Day for MONDAY, October 14, 2019

Romans 12:2 (NIV) Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.

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Un dia a la Vez - Lunes 14 de Octubre de 2019

La pereza

Perezoso, ¿hasta cuándo has de dormir? [...] Así vendrá tu necesidad como caminante, y tu pobreza como hombre armado.
Proverbios 6:9-11 ( RV-60)

Una cosa es pasar el rato, que por cierto es muy agradable, y otra muy diferente es ser perezoso. La pereza no habla lo mejor de nosotros, ya que es como una carta de presentación.

Aparte de lo que puede afectar en tu trabajo y te dé mala fama, quizá no te tengan en cuenta para cosas que te gustarían. Incluso, me atrevería a decir que es fatal para tu casa.

En lo personal, no podría estar al lado de un esposo perezoso. ¡Qué terrible es que nosotras como mujeres, que debemos tener el respaldo de nuestra pareja, nos toque hacerlo «todo» porque no podamos contar con él debido a que siempre está dormido o a que todo le dé pereza! Tal vez para algunos les resulte extraño saber que Dios hable en la Biblia de esta condición.

El libro de Proverbios nos pone como ejemplo el insecto más organizado y trabajador:

La hormiga. ¿Sabías que la hormiga prepara su comida en el verano y recoge en el tiempo de la siega su mantenimiento? Sus caminos son organizados a pesar de que no tienen gobernador, ni señor.

¿Tú necesitas un jefe para trabajar y hacer las cosas con excelencia? Si eres ese tipo de persona que le cuesta ser activo y cumplir con sus obligaciones, piensa que Dios te está observando y no hay nada más gratificante que todo lo que hagamos lo hagamos como para el Señor.

Un Día a la Vez Copyright © by Claudia Pinzón
Una cosa es pasar el rato, que por cierto es muy agradable, y otra muy diferente es ser perezoso.

Standing Strong Through the Storm - Monday, October 14, 2019

I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:14 (NIV)

She hadn’t laughed for nearly two years, ever since her father’s tragic death in August, 2009. Even though she still liked sports and talking with her friends, Ruth’s eyes didn’t shine anymore, like other teenagers. And she never returned their laughter. Never again, Ruth thought, would she feel the joy she once had, before her father was killed. A fourteen-year-old girl at the time, she still believed two years later that she was to blame for the murder of her father, a well-known church leader in eastern Colombia.

The day the guerrillas shot him, he was waiting for her in an isolated place. Her parents had given Ruth permission to go play soccer. But she was late coming back, so her father had gone looking for her. Bitterness started to fill her heart, as she became angry with herself, convinced she had caused her father’s death. At her fifteenth birthday party, she couldn’t stop her tears from falling. “I don’t want to live anymore!” she sobbed. Suicidal thoughts became part of her daily life, as she kept fighting with her sisters and wrestling with an unhappiness about everything that made her life unbearable.

Her widowed mother, who was receiving regular emotional and material support through Open Doors’ program for martyrs’ families, admitted that although all four of her children were struggling with problems over their father’s death, Ruth’s condition was the worst.

But God turned things around for Ruth in July, when she was one of thirty widows’ children invited to an “orphan encounter” camp sponsored by Open Doors for children and teenagers from six different regions of Colombia. For three days, God used counselors to confront Ruth with the reality of her pain and start her on the path of healing.

At one point, she was asked to write down on some papers all the things that she wanted to fill her heart. “I want to fill my heart with forgiveness for myself, and for those who killed my father,” Ruth wrote. Then she went on to tell the others what she had written, something that she had not had the courage to talk about publicly before. Together the children and teens sometimes smiled over what they’d shared, along with tears as they released their need to cry out their pain. As they faced the words of Scripture taught to them and prayed together, the walls that Ruth had built up in her heart started to fall down.

Overjoyed, Ruth said, “It is so hard to find people who really take care of me. I thought there weren’t any! But now I realize that there are some, and even that I’m valuable for those who I don’t even know! I would like to be a good Christian and serve the Lord with all my heart.”

RESPONSE: Today I will recognize that I am also valuable to God who loves me.

PRAYER: Pray for the many children in the persecuted church who need emotional healing.

Standing Strong Through The Storm (SSTS), a daily devotional message by SSTS author Paul Estabrooks. © 2011 Open Doors International. Used by permission.
A fourteen-year-old girl at the time, she still believed two years later that she was to blame for the murder of her father.

Women of the Bible - Monday, October 14, 2019


Her name means: "Heroic" (the female form of "Herod")

Her character: A proud woman, she used her daughter to manipulate her husband into doing her will. She acted arrogantly, from beginning to end, in complete disregard for the laws of the land.
Her shame: To be rebuked by an upstart prophet for leaving her husband Philip in order to marry his half brother Herod Antipas.
Her triumph: That her scheme to murder her enemy, John the Baptist, worked.
Key Scriptures: Matthew 14:3-12; Mark 6:14-29; Luke 3:19-20; 9:7-9

Her Story

Her grandfather, Herod the Great, had ruled Judea for thirty-four years. Herod had brought prosperity to a troubled region of the Roman Empire, building theaters, amphitheaters, and race courses, as well as a palace and a magnificent temple in Jerusalem. In addition to such ambitious endeavors, he had even contrived to lower taxes on two occasions.

But Herod's reign contained shadows that darkened as the years went on. Herodias knew the stories well—how her grandfather had slaughtered a passel of Jewish brats in Bethlehem, how he had murdered his favorite wife (her own grandmother) and three of his sons for real or imagined intrigues. Advancing age and illness did nothing to improve his character. Herod was determined, in fact, that his own death would produce a time of universal mourning rather than celebration. So, in a final, malevolent act, he commanded all the leading Jews to gather in Jericho. Then he imprisoned them in a stadium and ordered them to be executed at the moment of his death. But the king was cheated of his last wish: His prisoners were set free as soon as he died in the spring of 4 bc.

Not a nice man, her grandfather.

Herodias's husband and his half brother Antipas had been lucky survivors of Herod the Great's bloody family, but Antipas had proved the luckier of the two. For while Philip and Herodias languished in Rome with no territory to rule, Antipas was appointed tetrarch of Galilee and Perea. She could sense the man's power the first time he visited them in Rome. And power, she mused, was her favorite aphrodisiac.

Though Herod Antipas was married to the daughter of King Aretas IV, ruler of Nabatea, to the east, he quickly divorced her in favor of Herodias. In one dicey move, Antipas had stolen his brother's wife, compromised his eastern border, and alienated his Jewish subjects, whose law forbade wife-swapping, especially among brothers. But with Herodias beside him, Herod Antipas must have thought himself powerful enough to manage the consequences.

But neither Herod Antipas nor Herodias had expected their transgression to become a matter of public agitation. After all, who was there to agitate, except the usual ragtag band of upstarts? A real prophet had not troubled Israel for more than four hundred years.

But trouble was edging toward them in the form of a new Elijah, whom God had been nurturing with locusts and honey in the wilderness that bordered their realm. This prophet, John the Baptist, cared nothing for diplomacy. He could not be bought or bullied, and was preaching a message of repentance to all who would listen: "A voice of one calling in the desert, 'Prepare the way for the Lord, make straight paths for him.' "

John the Baptist spared no one, not the ordinary people who flocked to him in the desert, not the self-righteous Pharisees or the privileged Sadducees, and certainly not Herod Antipas or Herodias, whom he chided for their unlawful marriage. Herodias wanted Antipas to kill John, yet even he had to step carefully, lest he ignite an uprising among John's ever-growing number of followers. That would be all the excuse his former father-in-law, Aretas, would need in order to attack Antipas's eastern flank. So, according to the Jewish historian Josephus, Antipas imprisoned John in Machaerus, a fortress just east of the Dead Sea.

On Herod Antipas's birthday a feast was held in his honor and attended by a "who's who" list of dignitaries. During the evening, Herodias's young daughter, Salome, performed a dance for Herod Antipas and his guests, which so pleased him that he promised his stepdaughter anything she desired, up to half his kingdom.

Ever the good daughter, Salome hastened to her mother for advice. Should she request a splendid palace or a portion of the royal treasury? But Herodias had one thing only in mind. When Salome returned to the banquet hall, Salome surprised Antipas with a gruesome demand: "I want you to give me, right now, the head of John the Baptist on a platter."

Though Herod Antipas was distressed by her request, he was even more distressed at the prospect of breaking an oath he had so publicly made. Therefore, in complete disregard for Jewish law, which prohibited both execution without trial and decapitation as a form of execution, he immediately ordered John's death.

That night, Herodias must have savored her triumph over the man whom Jesus referred to as the greatest of those who had yet lived. John had been sent as the last of the prophets, a new Elijah, whose preaching was to prepare the way for Jesus. Had Herodias heeded John's call to repentance, her heart might have welcomed the gospel. Rather than being remembered as just one more member of a bloody dynasty, she could have become a true child of God. Instead of casting her lot with the great women of the Bible, however, she chose to model herself on one of the worst—Jezebel, her spiritual mother. By so doing, she sealed her heart against the truth and all the transforming possibilities of grace.

Her Promise

As negative as it sounds, the lesson or promise learned from Herodias can only be that sin will devour us. If sin always has its way in our lives, it will eventually consume us. There is only one way out: If we abandon our sin and repent, we will find forgiveness and a new life in Christ. He promises to forgive even the most horrific sins, the most depraved lifestyles, the most abandoned behaviors. We may still face the consequences of our sin, but we will no longer have to fear its judgment. With Christ as our mediator, we become as clean as if we had never sinned.

This devotional is drawn from Women of the Bible: A One-Year Devotional Study of Women in Scripture by Ann Spangler and Jean Syswerda. Used with permission.
A proud woman, she used her daughter to manipulate her husband into doing her will.

LHM Daily Devotions - October 14, 2019 - Look Up!

"Look Up!"

Oct. 14, 2019

I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
Psalm 121:1-2 (ESV)

We can imagine the psalmist sitting alone, gazing off into the distance, looking at the hills lining the horizon. Lost in thought, he is considering an important question: where does my help come? It may be that, at times, you have also gazed off into the distance, not really seeing what's before you, and asked the same sort of question. When you are in trouble, or worried, sick or fearful, where will you find help? God has made available to us many possible helpers—friends, family members, pastors, teachers and, as needed, first responders, counselors, or trained medical professionals. All of these people can all be of help to us, and it is right to call on them, depending on the circumstances we find ourselves in. But the psalmist is wondering about another source of help, a lasting, ever-present help.

This psalm is one of the "songs of ascents" sung by Jewish pilgrims as they literally "went up" to Jerusalem, a city set in the hills of southern Israel. Perhaps looking to the hills around Jerusalem, the psalmist, inspired by the Spirit of God, knows the answer to his question: "My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth." God is always present with him. The God who keeps him is never asleep on the job. Wherever he goes, day or night, God goes with him. His life is held securely in God's hand, now and forever.

The answer given to the psalmist's question is our answer, too. We may at times feel lost and alone, not knowing where to turn. We find ourselves wondering, "Who will help me?" Whatever our worries, fears and questions, the answer remains the same: "My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth." Just as the psalmist gazed off into the distance, we gaze back in time through the pages of holy Scripture and turn our eyes to the hills, or rather to one hill outside of Jerusalem, a place called Golgotha. It was on this mountain, the prophet Isaiah said, that God would "swallow up death forever" and "wipe away tears from all faces" (see Isaiah 25:8).

Wondering, questioning, we look back by faith to that distant hill on which Jesus died. On that hill, and in an empty tomb nearby, we find the sure and certain answer to the question, "From where does my help come?" Through Jesus' death and resurrection, death and sin were swallowed up forever. By God's grace, through faith in Jesus, we have forgiveness for our sins and the promise of eternal life. From where does our help come? Our help comes from the Lord! Day and night, going out and coming in, wherever we go, in whatever circumstances we find ourselves, our Lord and Savior will keep us safe in His care, "from this time forth and forevermore" (Psalm 121:8b).

THE PRAYER: Lord Jesus, when I wonder who will help me, when I feel lost and alone, remind me through Your Word of Your ever-present help. Amen.

Reflection Questions:
  • Are you a person that others look to for help when things are difficult for them? How did you get to be that person?
  • How do you approach God to come and help you?
  • Do you have any favorite outdoor spaces where you go to make a connection with God?

This Daily Devotion was written by Dr. Carol Geisler. Use these devotions in your newsletter and bulletin! Used by permission; all rights reserved by the Int'l LLL (LHM).
Are you a person that others look to for help when things are difficult for them?

CPTLN devocional del 14 de Octubre de 2019 - Mirando hacia arriba


Mirando hacia arriba

14 de Octubre de 2019

Elevo mis ojos a los montes; ¿de dónde vendrá mi socorro? Mi socorro viene del Señor, creador del cielo y de la tierra.
Salmo 121:1-2 (RVC)

Podemos imaginar al salmista sentado solo, mirando a lo lejos a las colinas que bordean el horizonte. Perdido en sus pensamientos, se pregunta: "¿De dónde vendrá mi socorro?"

Quizá algunas veces también te quedes mirado a lo lejos sin ver realmente lo que está frente a ti, y te haga la misma pregunta. "Cuando esté en problemas o preocupado, enfermo o temeroso, ¿quién me va a ayudar?" Dios ha puesto a nuestra disposición muchas personas que nos pueden ayudar: amigos, familiares, pastores, maestros y, si fuera necesario, socorristas, consejeros o profesionales médicos capacitados. Todas estas personas pueden ser de ayuda para nosotros, y es bueno recurrir a ellas, dependiendo de las circunstancias en las que nos encontremos. Pero el salmista reflexiona en otro tipo de ayuda, una ayuda que no se acabe nunca y que esté siempre a nuestro alcance.

Este salmo es uno de los "cantos de ascensión" cantados por los peregrinos judíos mientras literalmente "subían" a Jerusalén, una ciudad situada en las colinas del sur de Israel. Quizás mirando a las colinas alrededor de Jerusalén, el salmista, inspirado por el Espíritu de Dios, encuentra la respuesta a su pregunta: "Mi socorro viene del Señor, creador del cielo y de la tierra". Dios siempre está presente en su vida. El Dios que lo sostiene nunca duerme. Dondequiera que vaya, de día o de noche, Dios va con él. Su vida está segura en las manos de Dios, ahora y para siempre.

La respuesta dada a la pregunta del salmista también es para nosotros. A veces podemos sentirnos perdidos y solos, sin saber a dónde acudir. Nos preguntamos: "¿Quién me va a ayudar?". Más allá de nuestras preocupaciones, miedos y preguntas, la respuesta sigue siendo la misma: "Mi socorro viene del Señor, creador del cielo y de la tierra". Así como el salmista miró a lo lejos, tú y yo miramos hacia atrás en el tiempo a través de las páginas de las Sagradas Escrituras y elevamos los ojos a las colinas, o más bien a una colina fuera de Jerusalén, un lugar llamado Gólgota. El profeta Isaías dijo que en esa colina "Dios el Señor destruirá a la muerte para siempre, enjugará de todos los rostros toda lágrima, y borrará de toda la tierra la afrenta de su pueblo." (Ver Isaías 25:8.)

Y mientras nos preguntamos miramos, en fe, a esa colina distante en la que Jesús murió. En esa colina, y en una tumba vacía, encontramos la respuesta segura a la pregunta: "¿De dónde viene mi ayuda?" A través de la muerte y resurrección de Jesús, la muerte y el pecado fueron vencidos para siempre. Por la gracia de Dios, a través de la fe en Jesús, tenemos perdón por nuestros pecados y la promesa de la vida eterna. ¿De dónde viene nuestra ayuda? ¡Nuestra ayuda viene del Señor! Día y noche, al ir o al regresar, donde sea que vayamos, en cualquier circunstancia en que nos encontremos, nuestro Señor y Salvador nos mantendrá seguros bajo su cuidado, "desde ahora y hasta siempre" (Salmo 121:8b).

ORACIÓN: Señor Jesús, cuando me pregunte quién me va a ayudar, cuando me sienta perdido y solo, recuérdame a través de tu Palabra que tu ayuda siempre está presente. Amén.

Dra. Carol Geisler.

Para reflexionar:
  • ¿Cómo te acercas a Dios para pedirle ayuda?
  • ¿Buscan los demás ayuda en ti? Si es así, ¿a qué crees que se deba?

© Copyright 2019 Cristo Para Todas Las Naciones. Que a través de estos devocionales, la Palabra de Dios te refresque en tu diario caminar.
¿Cómo te acercas a Dios para pedirle ayuda?

Notre Pain Quotidien - La force dans la louange

La force dans la louange

Et moi, je chanterai ta force ; dès le matin, je célébrerai ta bonté. Car tu es pour moi une haute retraite. V. 17

Lorsque des villageois français ont aidé des réfugiés juifs à échapper aux nazis durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, certains d’entre eux louaient Dieu dans la forêt dense entourant leur village pour faire savoir aux réfugiés qu’ils pouvaient sortir de leur cachette en toute sécurité. Ces braves habitants du Chambon-sur-Lignon avaient répondu à l’appel du pasteur local André Trocmé et de sa femme, Magda, à offrir un refuge en temps de guerre aux Juifs sur le large plateau connu sous le nom de « La Montagne Protestante ». Leur signal musical n’est devenu que l’un des symboles du courage de ces villageois qui ont contribué à sauver jusqu’à 3 000 Juifs d’une mort quasi certaine.

En période de grands dangers, David a aussi loué Dieu quand son ennemi Saül a envoyé des assassins chez lui durant la nuit. David n’employait pas la musique comme signal, mais plutôt pour remercier Dieu d’être son refuge. David s’est réjoui ainsi : « Et moi, je chanterai ta force ; dès le matin, je célébrerai ta bonté. Car tu es pour moi une haute retraite, un refuge au jour de ma détresse » (PS 59.17).

Ce chant de David visait à exprimer sa confiance dans le Tout-Puissant. « Ô ma force ! c’est toi que je célébrerai, car Dieu, mon Dieu tout bon, est ma haute retraite » (V. 18).

Les louanges de David, et celles des villageois de Chambon, invitent à bénir Dieu aujourd’hui par nos chants en dépit de nos tracas. Il y répondra par sa présence empreinte d’amour qui fortifiera notre cœur.

Le Seigneur nous affermit par des chants de louange.

© 2019 Ministères NPQ
Lorsque des villageois français ont aidé des réfugiés juifs à échapper aux nazis durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, certains d’entre eux louaient Dieu dans la forêt dense entourant leur village pour faire savoir aux réfugiés qu’ils pouvaient sortir de leur cachette en toute sécurité.