The rest of the story
The one who wrote his story
and the one who did the film
were two women deeply touched by this great man.
He was crushed but was unbroken
and though given up for dead,
he discovered both God’s fingerprints and plan.
Yes, Louie Zamperini
was a prisoner in Japan.
He was tortured and abused by human hate.
But resentment didn’t break him.
He surrendered to God’s love
as he found he could forgive a sin so great.
God’s grace is what explains it.
It alone can be “the why”
someone brutalized could actually forgive.
It’s “the how” a man disfigured
by the ravages of war
could escape hates heinous prison camp and live.
How I wish the book and movie
focused more on Louie’s faith.
It is such a major part of who he was.
Louie’s story is unfinished
without mentioning his Lord.
He’s the missing link providing “the because.”