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Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Talk on Tuesday-Corrie Ten Boom

Corrie ten Boom
who loved Jesus.
She is best known for her and her family's role
in hiding Jews in their home, as well as working with the Dutch resistance
in the Netherlands during World War 2.
They constructed a false wall in Corrie's bedroom
and the "hiding place" was entered
through a shelf in her closet.

Corrie's great grandfather owned a watch repair shop
and the business was handed down in the Ten Boom family.
His daughter Corrie worked with her father and was
the first Dutch woman to receive her watchmaker licence.
Not only was the family business handed down to the next generations,
but so was a love for God and the Jewish people.
They were a hospitable family, always helping those in need.
On February 28, 1944, their kindness was betrayed.
A man came into the shop stating they were hiding Jewish people
and that his wife got arrested and could he borrow some money to help
her get out of jail.
Later that day, the Nazi's came and raided their home.
They searched and searched but never found those hiding in the "Hiding Place".
The ten Boom family was taken to jail,
and then eventually to concentration camps.
This is an amazing true story of
courage, forgiveness, fortitude, love, and light,
in a place full of darkness and evil.

Corrie and her sister Betsy (who died while in the camp) were able
to lead many women to Jesus,
and how they were able to, is undeniably  miraculous.
Betsy said to her younger sister Corrie, (who was struggling to forgive)
"There is no pit so deep that God's love is not deeper still."
They had a wonderful relationship with Jesus
that spilled out to everyone they met.
A simple trusting in Jesus.
To read a bit more of Corrie ten Boom's story,
click here.
If you click on the above you can watch a trailer of the movie.

Source (used as the front of the postcard)
Corrie was released from the concentration camp
one week before all the women her age were to be executed.
She was 52 years of age.
Her release was due to a clerical error.
She spent the remainder of her years
sharing about the goodness of God around the world.
(This is the back of the postcard that I put together to give for this devotional.)
This is truly an inspiring story and so
perfect for today with so much
persecution of Christians around the world.
May you be encouraged today to know that,
God knows every situation that you are in,
and that He has a plan for you.
He has not forgotten about you,
but wants to use you for His glory.
Blessings to you,
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  1. Wow! What an amazing story and what an amazing woman. It makes you sick to think back to what all those poor people went through and died needlessly for. I have a link up called Life Loving Linkie and I'd love it if you'd come along and share some of your wonderful posts. Stories like this really touch people's hearts.

    Sally @ Life Loving

    1. Hi Sally, it truly is an amazing story. Thank you for the invite, I'll check it out! Thank you for commenting!

  2. Her story is truly amazing! I love how even in the darkest times her and her family showed God's love... what a testimony!

    May we remember to shine ever so brightly within this dark world. God Bless!

    Hugs, Amy

  3. I so enjoyed reading Corrie Ten Boom's story many years ago. I hadn't realized there was a movie - hope Netflix has it online!

    1. I'm from Canada and it's not on our Netflix but I believe it's on You Tube, you could check it out there. Thanks for commenting!

  4. The older I get, the more I am astounded at this story! I can appreciate to a greater degree the depths of Corrie's suffering and the sacrifice of her and her family during the Nazi occupation in Holland.

    1. I know, I'm the same. The older I get the more the courage of those before us astounds me and the pain inflicted to the innocent angers me. Some things I can't even watch anymore. But we serve the same God as Corrie did and so we can choose to love and forgive the unlovable because Jesus loves us!

  5. The older I get, the more I am astounded at this story! I can appreciate to a greater degree the depths of Corrie's suffering and the sacrifice of her and her family during the Nazi occupation in Holland.

  6. Such an amazing story.

    Forgiveness...how did they forgive that neighbor? Only God.

  7. Great post! Corrie Ten Boom is a favorite of mine! I was riveted and inspired by the book, The Hiding Place also! Thank you for sharing this on the Art of Home-Making Mondays Diane :)


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