Early March, 1945, found vastly diminished German military capability. It also revealed multiple German cities with devastated civilians crawling from ruins to placate hard-faced GI’s. Many weren’t impressed by their show of repentance. The Germans might paint over Nazi slogans on city walls, but that proved nothing to American Generals and Privates.
However, with the collapse of the German military, and the needs of civilians increasing exponentially, the U.S. Army immediately turned from fighters to care-givers. (The difference between the Soviets and Americans/British became clear. Once fighting diminished, Americans and British employed the noblese oblige characteristic of western armies at war. The Russian army wreaked as much harm as possible on German soldiers, cities and women.)
Like modern National Guardsmen ordered into disaster areas, regular Army troops cleared streets, sealed broken windows, rebuilt electric grids, re-installed water plants and pipes and supervised paid German worker as they contributed to the clean-up. Across the Rhine, 190.
Only under the most terrifying circumstances does God become our adversary. When that happens, prayers don’t penetrate his presence, guidance from on High vanishes, hope disappears and tribulation falls.
Get ready, America.
Even then, if individuals SEEK God, he’ll be found. If REPENTANT individuals pray, they’ll be heard. If hopeless persons seek HOPE, the God of hope helps. Whenever persons unconditionally surrender to God, he becomes their protector and provider. Even as society collapses. Christians, yield to him, trust him, love him. He will be our surety against all change.