Anita Dittman dreams of becoming a ballerina. She is talented and her family is financially comfortable. There is no future in dancing for Anita. Anita, her Jewish mother and sister are abandoned by their Aryan father who wishes nothing further to do with them — how can he afford to be allied to his own family and by so doing, destroy his own future?
Little by little, everyone and everything that Anita, her sister and mother know are chipped away until they have barely enough to survive. Their salvation comes in the form of a priest who tries to help them to leave Germany. While they wait for their papers, and as the inevitability of the concentration camps looms before them, they turn more and more to Christianity and find their strength in their spiritual lives, in prayer and in faith.
This is the true story of Anita Dittman who, together with her mother and sister, remarkably survived the Holocaust by the sheer presence of their will, and Anita clearly believes, divine intervention. More Days of Praise. The Vanishing Serpents.
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The Latest. The Smithsonian Institution in Washington D. Evolutionary theory is based on the faulty assumption that chance random processes can produce highly ordered complex systems, and this theory routinely Be among the first to walk through our The scientific literature contains over examples of original biomaterials in fossils. But under her body they found her young chicks, still alive. The other animals could not jump out of the burning inferno.
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But with her wings the hen had the ability to fly away and save herself. But no, rather she chose to stay put and protect her offspring at the expense of her own life. How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, but you were not willing! Yeshua then stayed the course for the hope set before Him Heb. As the old hymn reminds us:. He could have called ten thousand angels, But He died alone, for you and me. Many people seem to believe that such commandments constrict freedom, are a burden and make life overbearing.
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If you truly understand the reasons behind them, and the benefits gained by keeping them, you will be able to fully appreciate these instructions and use them to elevate yourself. Psalm highlights this truth over and over again. There is an interesting little story about creation. In the beginning of time, there was a delicate little bird—the dove—that came to complain to God. I have no teeth or paws to defend myself. My color is white and quickly spotted making me easy prey for the other animals.
My feet are so tiny that I can hardly outrun my pursuers.
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The way you made me is so unfair. But before long the dove came again to complain.
They only add more weight. God smiled and took the little dove to the side and patiently showed her that the wings were not a burden but could be used to fly. Your destiny is in your hands. They help create, protect and perpetuate our connection to God in this world. Each one, in its own way, teaches us how to manifest godly reality in our lives—how to refrain from that which numbs us to His presence, and how to participate in that which makes Him more of a reality in the world.
We also learn from Jewish sources that just as Torah Gen. These are love of God and fear of God.
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The wings of a bird are not its main components. Its life does not really depend on them at all. Rather, the main parts are its head and the rest of its body; the wings merely serve the head and body, enabling them to fly. The main components in our spiritual lives are God and His Word, but our love and reverence of Him give us the ability to soar closer to Him.
The biblical heroine Ruth can be our example. If we have eyes to see, they can remind us of the many truths they represent in His Word. Peabody, MA: Hendrickson Publishers, London: Continuum International Publishing group,