At the Movies: The Miracle of Dunkirk
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In May 1940, more than 330,000 British, French, and Belgian troops found themselves cut off by the German army in Dunkirk. With enemy troops in front of them and the English Channel behind them the men were trapped with no way of escape. The British high command understood the situation well. They had been out maneuvered and overpowered by the German military.
So, a plan was devised by the British to rescue all the troops stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk. This rescue was code-named, Operation Dynamo.
In a national broadcast on May 23, King George VI called for a National Day of Prayer to be held on May 26, the day before Operation Dynamo was to be launched. The king called on the people of the UK to turn back to God in a spirit of repentance and plead for divine help.
The German High Command was able to boast with confidence that its troops were ‘proceeding to annihilate the British Army’. That the total destruction of an entire army was imminent was a view shared by many in the military and political leadership of Britain. Prime Minister Winston Churchill found himself preparing to announce to the public an unprecedented military catastrophe involving the capture or death of a third of a million soldiers. But it didn’t happen.
(Rev. J. John)
Before the National Day of Prayer, events began to occur that seemed unexplainable. In a decision that infuriated his generals and still baffles historians, Hitler ordered his army to halt.

1. On Tuesday, a violent storm arose over the Dunkirk region grounding the German fighter planes that had been killing thousands on the beaches, allowing Allied soldiers to march unhindered to the beaches.

2. On Wednesday, the sea was extraordinarily calm, making the perilous evacuation less hazardous.

The miracle of Dunkirk

The lesson of Dunkirk is this: God can make a way where there seems to be no way.
Acts of the Apostles 12:1-5 NLT

Acts of the Apostles 12:7-8 NLT

Acts of the Apostles 12:12-16 NLT

We should always pray and place our trust in God. Remember, God can make a way where there seems to be no way.
Let me give you a guarantee; There is a 100% guarantee that God won’t answer the prayers we don’t pray. The prayers we don’t pray will never be answered.
He can show you a way of escape when you pray.
Would you be willing to trust God enough to ask Him to rescue you? To pray? Would you be willing to have someone pray for you?
Dunkirk reminds us that God can do the impossible. Yes, he works through men and women and He also grounds attack planes and calms storms to rescue you.
When there seems to be no way, just continue to pray.