MORE? Could I do More?

Oskar tried to make a fortune of the war. As an industrialist, he had the manufacturing capabilities to supply his nation with ammunition. He succeeded in obtaining government contracts for production yet became disillusioned by the atrocities of his government in their genocide of a certain segment of society. Upon this discovery, Oskar hatched a plan; he learned he could purchase Jews to work in his munitions factories, he began to do just that. He also sabotaged the ammunition he produced so that it would not be effective in the war.

Through his efforts Oskar Schindler was able to rescue over 1,100 Jews from the Holocaust and an untold number of lives though his sabotage while going bankrupt in the process. He became a reluctant hero whose story inspired a non-fiction book “Schindler’s Ark” by Thomas Keneally and a 1993 movie “Schindler’s List” starring Liam Neeson. The concluding climatic event in the movie comes as Germany surrenders and Neeson, portraying Schindler, frees all his Jewish workers, yet he is not happy with what he accomplished. He laments, “I could have got more out, I could have could have got more.” Then looking at his automobile, “Why did I keep the car, ten people right there. . . This pin, two people. It is gold . . . a least one.”  He continues lamenting, “why did I not do more?”

There are those in the world whose lives are leading them toward to wrath of God. Will we one day look around at those we helped rescue and lament for others and our efforts and ask, “why did I not do more?”

God, on the other hand, could NOT do more than He did. Saving you cost Him everything. Paul says it this way, “What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who is against us? He who indeed did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him over for us all, how will He not also with Him graciously give us all things?” (Rom 8:31-32, LSB)

God did all for us, what more will we do for Him?

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