Cpl. Thomas “Cotton” Jones was killed by a Japanese sniper in 1944. He left behind a diary of his experience in World War II. His last request was that the diary be given to the girl he loved—Laura Mae Davis.
Laura did get to read the diary, but not until nearly 70 years later. She was stunned to see Jones’ diary on display in a museum in New Orleans. The museum scanned the diary and mailed a copy to her. She is now able to read about what Jones describes as “…all my love for Laura Mae for whom my heart is completely filled.”
It would have been sad if Laura Mae had not ever had the chance to read of her old boyfriend’s love for her. And it is sad that a lot of people never take the time to open the Bible and read there of God’s great love for them.
“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”—John 3:16.