The Little Jewish Boy: audiobook

In this episode we hear the first-hand account of an elderly man, who tells his own remarkable story of the German invasion, and occupation of Poland in 1939. Back then, he was a young man of nineteen living peacefully on his parent’s farm. But very quickly, he gets caught up in the events that will forever change the lives of everyone around him. He describes in vivid and emotional detail how he was plunged into the midst of terrible violence, and his own descent into despair and hopelessness; and then the moment that gave him renewed hope, and a new will to fight for life and love, against overwhelming odds. In fact, it is a little boy who inspires our narrator; a little boy who, through the humblest of means and in a most beautiful and sublime way, shows our narrator the way to fight evil, and reignites his own will to live and to be free. Well, enough of this preamble, let’s hear the whole story in his own words. You may want to box of tissues at the ready for his emotional tale.

Totally Bent

One step closer,

nothing to prove,

one step closer,

to you, Lord.

One step farther,

away from this world,

one step further,

towards you, Lord.

I’ve done what they wanted,

and what they required,

from all that I’m totally through.

Now Lord, I’m coming to you.

Oh, your night smells so sweet,

though my days were well spent,

but its time now to put up my feet—

towards heaven I’m totally bent.

I’m happy to shed all the things I have gathered,

so happy to give them all up,

the duties and all of the ways I have labored,

all fade as You gather me up.

Gather me up Lord, yes please, gather me up,

I’ve nothing to prove here, its true.

Everything vanishes from view,

Each step, I take closer to You.