She’s been called a Tramp for the Lord, and the title is a perfect one. Corrie Ten Boom spent her years after her imprisonment in the Nazi concentration camp at Ravensbruck traveling the world to share not only her story, but His story.
Ever since I read her book, The Hiding Place, she has been a source of wisdom, peace and so many golden nuggets of Christian growth, and an inspiration. I know we’ve talked about her here before, but a lot of folks may not have heard her teach or speak. There are a few videos out there of her, and its been a God blessed ‘journey’ into the Corrie Ten Boom rabbit hole I’ve found myself falling into lately.
A week or so ago, on our anniversary post, Daisy mentioned a quote of Corries, “Look around, and be distressed. look within. and be depressed. Look at Jesus and be at rest” It’s quotes like that, or stories she weaves out of her experiences which mean the most to me. Her story, as horrific as it was, shared by millions of others during the Nazi occupation of Europe, was also a much needed lesson that the world needs still to know. God’s love, His mercy and grace can be found even in the most horrible circumstances, and as deep in a pit as we may be, His love is deeper still.
I hope folks will find this as inspiring as Daisy and I have. The video quality is horrible, but the sound isn’t too bad- and it’s so worth listening to…
It’s an open porch Saturday! I hope everyone has a blessed day whatever you’re up to 🙂