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Old 09-07-2011, 09:05 PM
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"A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee." Pslam 91






This is Saint Paul's Cathedral, London, England, taken 71 years ago tommorow morning. The day after the Great Blitz of London. The Germans decided they would raze the British Capital to the Ground, and over night, they did...they then continued to pound the ruins, daily, for about 6 months.
Their main target in London was the Dome of the Cathedral.

They Never got it. Infact over the entire war, only two Bombs touched the Cathedral, both inflicted only minor damage. Again, each in themselves Miracles. The first bomb to hit the Cathedral went into the Roof of the North Transept. It detonated mid air in the Cathedral itself...it was incendury...and thus more of a flash then a bang. the debris went through church floor and into the undercroft. Remarkably, Saint Paul's Watch (a group dedicated to stopping little fires on the roof, had moved their camp away from their the previous week, so noone was hurt. The second bomb to hit Saint Paul's Cathedral was a true bomb. It went through the roof of the East End, smashed into the High Altar, and went through the church floor and landed in the crypt.

For reasons unknown, the Bomb failed to detonate. It just, sorta, sat there. Now had the device gone off, the entire east end along with the Dome and Transepts would probably have gone. There is not a chance that mere statistics saved this building. Not a chance.

People say the GOD himself must have saved this building from destruction. They say it was as if an invisible umbrella was put up over the Cathedral, because despite the HUNDREDS of Bombers, despite the fact the Cathedral was lit up by a city wide blaze, every single Bomber missed the target. The Biggest building in the entire city. They destroyed everything else. within yards all around the Cathedral. But the House of GOD itself they could not touch.






To put it into perspective...you can see almost nothing is left of the city except for the Cathedral. Incase your wondering. around 20 thousand civilians were killed during the bombardments against London...and a further equal in other cities blitzed as well.

Now...almost noone left alive will remember this. There has been no moments silence, there has been no ceremony of memorial...but that does not deny what GOD did for England on this night 71 years ago.

Not all Cathedrals were so Blessed. Later in the year we shall see the 71st Commemoration of the Blitzing of another British City...in which the Cathedral was demolished. The next day the citizens gathered around the broken Ruins of Coventry Cathedral....and when they got to the sanctuary they discovered out of the rubble on the Altar a large cross had somehow fused itself together.

The Ruin still exists today, with the Rubble Cross on the Altar and the words "Father Forgive"

I thought that was worth sharing...and worth considering on a spiritual level.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sw8BpcWgET8
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:58 PM
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You might like to know, in nearby Westminster...not the true site of the blitz but on the outskirts...Buckingham Palace was hit Nine Times.
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