Saved and Safe in the Arms of Jesus

Where Living Begins

Photo taken during the Winter War (1939)

He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, and carry them in His bosom, and gently lead those who are with young (Isaiah 40:11)

On a freezing cold day in November 1939, more than one million soldiers from the communist government of the Soviet Union rushed across the border into the nation of Finland. The Finns, severely outnumbered and outgunned held off the invasion for two months, but finally lost the battle. The Finns suffered enormous losses: 43,557 were wounded, 25,904 were killed, and 11% of the nation annexed. Two and a-half months after the Winter War began, it ended. All of Finland became a puppet territory of the Soviets.

A group of Finnish soldiers captured seven Soviet soldiers and sentenced to death. The evening before their death sentences were to be carried out, one…

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18 thoughts on “Saved and Safe in the Arms of Jesus

  1. What a wonderful story, Crissy! Regardless of the outcome, they were saved through GOD’s providential calling. Not only that the soldier was saved and eventually safe in the Arms of JESUS but he was also witnessing and pivotal in the sharing of GOD’s word to the Finns and his own comrades. We thank GOD for His blessing that we are able to share His Word but still safe and alive. Probably, when they sang the song, it was so emotionally wonderfuly sang like they are meeting JESUS in His embrace.

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    1. We shared with him on the Friday. He said he would come to church and he did. We had an evangelist as a guest speaker. He preached the gospel and Emanuel responded and was saved. To God be the Glory.

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