Saving Private Ryan

“Saving Private Ryan”—Steven Spielberg’s vivid depiction of the D-Day landing on Omaha Beach is the story of a search for the last surviving brother of four servicemen. A film that garnered eleven Academy Award nominations!

But did you know that Private Jackson, one of the film’s characters helping search for Private Ryan, quoted verses from the Psalms?

On Omaha Beach from Psalm 22:19: “Be not Thou far from me, O Lord. . .haste Thee to help me, from Psalm 25:2 when he discovered an enemy sniper: “O my God, I trust in thee: let me not be ashamed, let not mine enemies triumph over me,” and before he finished quoting Psalm 144:2, “my high tower, and my deliverer” Private Jackson was killed by a tank gun.

The Bible—in every sphere of influence!

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