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,
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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