Recently, Raleigh, one of our staff, met Chaim,* a Holocaust survivor. As a boy, Chaim and his twin sister were both sent to a Nazi concentration camp. Sadly, his sister did not survive. Chaim explained to Raleigh that he was “born a man,” meaning that he did not experience a real childhood. After the war, Chaim moved to Israel, and, at the age of seventeen, he joined the Israeli army. He spent more than 40 years in the army and then, at age 65, he was asked to retire, which he did against his will.
Chaim no longer had a purpose in his life, and as a lifelong atheist, Chaim became very depressed. Then a miracle occurred. Through a local Jewish believer sharing the truth of the Jewish Messiah with him, Chaim put his trust in Jesus as his Savior and Lord. A short time later, his wife became a believer as well. Praise the Lord!