Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ The Berlin Airlift ~ Part 1: The Beginning ~ 27 November 2023
Posted on 11/26/2023 5:01:41 PM PST by Kathy in Alaska
Hi Kathy, and so begins my favorite Canteen Christmas story, the Berlin Airlift, thanks again!
They are to . . . [fulfill] the obligations of the Israelites by doing the work of the tabernacle.
The Levites assigned to take care of the tabernacle furnishings had a similar aim. Unlike the priests, the Gershonites, Kohathites, and Merarites were assigned seemingly mundane tasks: cleaning the furniture, lampstands, curtains, posts, tent pegs, and ropes (Numbers 3:25–26, 28, 31, 36–37). Yet their jobs were specifically assigned by God, constituted “doing the work of the tabernacle” (v. 8), and are recorded in the Bible for posterity.
What an encouraging thought! Today, what many of us do at work, at home, or in church may seem insignificant to a world that values titles and salaries. But God sees it differently. If we work and serve for His sake—seeking excellence and doing so for His honor, even in the smallest task—then our work is important because we’re serving our great God. .
Reflect & Pray
How might knowing that you’re ultimately serving God change the way you work? How can you do it with pride and excellence for His sake?
Father, thank You for giving me this opportunity to serve You. Help me to be faithful with the talents and strength You’ve given me to work for You.
You are most welcome. It is a story that must always be remembered.
~ The Berlin Airlift ~ Part 1: The Beginning ~
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Evening, Kathy! Just finished watching a documentary on Berlin 1945.
Greetings to all at the Canteen!
To all our military men and women, past and present,
for your service!
I was stationed at Tempelhof for 3 years. Arrived for duty 1 October 1966... the day Albert Speer and Baldur von Shirach were released from Spandau prison. A priceless, unique, once in a lifetime experience I will always treasure.
I hope you’ve gotten a lot of rest over the holiday weekend. Pay Week lies ahead.
It looked like our weather didn’t know what to do today. Rain one minute, then snow, repeat, repeat, repeat.
I was stationed in Wiesbaden, but I was was TDY to Tempelhof. I was in the RAPCON, watching aircraft fly in and out of Berlin, via the 3 corridors. It was interesting.
The Berlin Airlift IS a wonderful Christmas story, isn’t it?
Have you had a nice Thanksgiving weekend?
Good evening, Mayor, and thank you for today’s sustenance for body and soul.
Ready for the new week? Stay warm!!
I was stationed at Tempelhof for two years starting in 1964. USAF Russian voice intercept operator. A dream assignment. Studied classical guitar with a true master on Solmstrasse, had an apartment with some of the guys on Paulinen Strasse and a one-lunger BMW motorcycle. Naturally, for the last year of my enlistment I was shipped to Shemya AK. Sigh. The country was really different back then. The Berliners I knew were still talking about the airlift. I wonder if the Luftbruecke Denkmal is still standing.
Good evening, ML...((HUGS))...any more coyotes today?
Good evening, Mooch...part of the lead up to the Airlift.
Hope your weather is behaving. Ours is not...it’s been above freezing the last few days and today we had rain. Rain on snow and then freezing is not good. Thankfully I work from home and don’t have to go out til Thursday. Hopefully we will get a little snow by then....regardless, driving will be dicey.
No...today was quiet. But I’ll still carry my BIG STICK.
As far as I know, it’s still there.
Good evening, radu...hope your weather decided what it wanted to do.
We had a bit of sun, then sleet, then a bit of snow. Last couple of nights have stayed above freezing, but that is about to stop...back to the 20s and teens.
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