As Harry maneuvered to drop their bombs, their B-17 was hit with a barrage of flak from German Air Defense ground batteries. Harry turned the tattered plane away from Germany and high winds blew the plane far off course. Descending to about 1,000 ft. Harry implored his men to look for a place to land. Suddenly, out of the corner of his eye, Harry glimpsed a green pulse of light. “What is that?” he wondered. Thinking someone was signaling him, Harry turned the plane in the direction where he thought the flash came from. Soon he saw a battered airfield in the distance. Harry was the only member of the crew who witnessed the green light, a beacon never detected again.
Rapidly they approached two damaged runways and ground littered with debris. Amazingly, a third, intact runway appeared and Henry was able to coax the B-17 to a safe landing. Soon a group of Frenchmen approached the plane and the crew realized they were secure in the hands of allies. While conversing with the Frenchmen who came to the aid of the crew, Harry asked which of them was responsible for flashing the green light at his aircraft. They responded that they did not do this, in fact, they had no lights or other means to signal the lost plane. How did this happen? Was this a case of divine intervention? To this day, Harry describes clearly seeing the flash of green light and the profound impact it had on his life. “This incident reaffirmed my belief in God.” He credits the Lord with saving him and having meaningful plans for his life.
Psalm 56:13—For You delivered me from death, even my feet from stumbling, to walk before God in the light of life.
The green light for most of us is a clear signal to go. For Harry it boiled down to “Go with God.” At the age of 96 he is still going strong with His Savior. He is an inspiration to us all to trust God no matter how difficult things may seem. Something to think about . . . in reveration!
Have we believed in the light we have had?—Oswald Chambers in Our Brilliant Heritage
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Ecclesiastes 12:10-The Teacher sought to find delightful sayings and to accurately write words of truth. (Holman CSB)