Mandy reminded me today of one of my favorite authors: Corrie ten Boom
After hiding Jews during WWII for the Dutch underground, and then surviving Ravensbrück concentration camp, Corrie ten Boom wrote her story: The Hiding Place.
She has been my hero from the moment I completed her book in high school. I recently read it again and was amazed at her bravery and tenacity. I hope to have the same kind of faith and courage if ever faced again with the horrors of WWII. I will stand with the Nation of Israel.
Here are some of her words of wisdom:
“Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.”
“The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.”
“Joy runs deeper than despair.”
“Discernment is God’s call to intercession, never to faultfinding.”
“When a train goes through a tunnel and it gets dark, you don’t throw away the ticket and jump off. You sit still and trust the engineer.”
“Forgiveness is an act of the will, and the will can function regardless of the temperature of the heart.”
Corrie’s sister, Betsie, died in Ravensbrück. Before she died she told Corrie,
“There is no pit so deep that God’s love is not deeper still.”
I’m challenged by these saints of the Lord.