War, What Is It Good For?

Charldia

Southside, United States

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Inspired by the song, “War, What Is It Good For?”

My father, Rev. James McGinnis was a prisoner of War during World War II. He is a member of the Alabama Senior Citizens Hall of Fame for his work at the stalag during the war. He has a small book that was republished four times and there is a copy in the Gadsden City Library called “A Preacher Goes to War”. His story is truly amazing. He was told not to tell the Germans that he was a minister, but he was not ashamed of his calling. He found favor with the Germans and they were allowed to build a small chapel at the stalag and held services. He led over 500 men to Jesus Christ during his time in the army and as a captive. He was also given a pass and allowed to go unescorted into town to minister at the hospitals. And yes, war sometimes is necessary for freedom, but at the same time it is good for absolutely nothing but bringing death and destruction. I am proud of my father and all of our soldiers throughout American history, but in my heart of hearts I desire peace and no more war. War leaves too much bloodshed, Guns leaves too many empty boots and takes away too many sons, daughters, fathers and mothers. We need to pray for more peace and less bloodshed. This background drawing is actually one of the sketches my father had drawn in his war log and was the original cover of the first publication of his book.

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