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Lt. Louie Zamperini and his two raft partners were in their sixth day floating in the Pacific without water. “On the sixth day without water, the men recognized that they weren’t going to last much longer.” Desperate, they took desperate measures. “They bowed their heads together as Louie prayed.”

“The next day, by divine intervention or the fickle humors of the tropics, the sky broke open and rain poured down. Twice more the water ran out, twice more they prayed, and twice more the rain came. The showers gave them just enough water to last a short while longer.”

--Hillenbrand, Laura; Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption. New York; Random House; 2010 ch. 14 Illustration by Jim L. Wilson and Rodger Russell

The miracles kept on coming and the aviators survived 47 days afloat in the Pacific Ocean. After experiencing Japanese POW camps until the end of the war, they survived the war as well. “Give us this day, our daily bread.”

Matthew 6:11 (NIV) Give us today our daily bread.

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