In his book, When a Nation Forgets God, Erwin Lutzer shares the heartbreaking story of one who expressed the pain of doing nothing despite clear knowledge of what was happening during the Second World War. Here is his eyewitness account of events that occurred while attending his church near railroad tracks:
We heard the stories of what was happening to the Jews, but we tried to distance ourselves from it, because we felt, what could anyone do to stop it?
Each Sunday morning, we would hear the train whistle blowing in the distance, then the wheels coming over the tracks. We became disturbed when hearing cries coming from the train as it passed by. We realized that it was carrying Jews like cattle in the cars.
Week after week the whistle would blow. We dreaded to hear the sounds of those wheels because we knew that we would hear the cries of the Jews en route to a death camp. Their screams tormented us.
We knew the time the train was coming and when we heard the whistle blow we began singing hymns. By the time the train came past our church, we were singing at the top or our voices. It we heard screams, we sang more loudly and soon we heard them no more.
Years have passed and no one talks about it now, but I still hear that train whistle in my sleep.
The horror of the holocaust took the lives of 11-13 million. There have been 1.5 billion reported abortions in the world since 1980. Can you hear the children scream?