Lessons Learned From White Rose's Sophie Schull
Last year, we watched Sophie Scholl on Youtube. I was dismayed when Sophie and her brother chose to run back upstairs to place a few more flyers on the third floor. I thought how dangerous and foolish that was.
Then, I remembered the verses in Revelation 3:
15 I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
16 So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
I thought about the masses of students who poured out of classes, as they were on the third floor. All those people that did not comprehend the seriousness of their situation, who these two young people were trying to teach. Most people carried on with their customary pursuits, heedless of the dangers that had come upon their country. Those students, were neither cold nor hot. They were not out there furthering the cause of freedom or of Hitler.
Looking back, we know how desperate the situation in Germany would become. Sophie and her brother chose to be hot, and act in helping their fellowmen and women avoid such a fate. Looking forward, we know how desperate our situation will become, because God has told us, as recorded in our scriptures. We see it unfolding.
If we stop and ponder these things, we can begin to see that the decisions we are making now are of eternal importance. There will be no fence-sitters in this battle. The choice between freedom and slavery is at our doors. As we can note, in the verse above, if we do not choose a side, we are rejected by God, as He spues us out of His mouth.
I invite you to share items you read that reflect God's cause in this time. Let us not be stopped by fear, for we know God will be with us.
Jeremiah 1:8 Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord.
I invite you to speak to those He guides you to speak to:
Jeremiah 1:7 Do not say, ‘I am only a youth’; for to all to whom I send you, you shall go, and whatever I command you, you shall speak.
Last night, as we read scriptures, this single phrase reverberated through my soul:
2 Nephi 6:7 ...for they shall not be ashamed that wait for me.
I know that a lot of shame has been felt, because of the judgment that has come up from those we worship with and love. But, let us not be ashamed, but rejoice in the marvelous work and a wonder He has yet to do.