Sunday, October 12, 2014

Fighting The Flames

'Fighting The Flames' is a picture in a book called 'The Beacon Light' published by the Stow Hill Bible and Tract Depot to instruct children growing up in the Exclusive Brethren.

We did not have many picture books when I was very young and the pictures in that book were so vivid. I found the picture 'Fighting the Flames' particularly fascinating and frightening as a child.

 Looking at the book again, all these years later, I can now see why it was frightening. Before and after the picture are stories of children who burned to death in their homes. In one case three children, in the other two. And there was nothing rescuers could do to help - the flames were too intense. One rescuer, described as a great hero, lost his own life trying to help. The story goes on to say that an even greater hero, Jesus Christ, gave his life for us and can save us.

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