I often spend down-time in the virtual libraries on my phone and laptop. My Kindle and Play Books apps are well-stocked with eBooks, heavily seasoned with joy, courage, grace and mercy.
Of the many gifted writers who bless me, Rev. Corrie ten Boom’s literary works rest easily in my “Cherished Reads” list.
Challenging circumstances and discouragement must move aside in the spirit, to give way to the magnificent Light, radiating through her stories.
This remarkable woman and her epic testimony provide an oasis of refreshing for troubled spirits. Yeshua’s comfort, grace, mercy and strength are as abundant today as they were during the Holocaust.
During this period of global separation, I pray all those who are troubled and seeking comfort on a grander scale than anything the natural can provide, will stretch for a supernatural source of strength and reach for the Christ who created them.
You can find Him in every page of Corrie ten Boom’s stories. This one is a perfect example.
Corrie was born in Amsterdam, April 15, 1982. Like her father, from whom she learned to love the art and trade, Corrie was a watchmaker. In fact, she was the first formally educated (in Switzerland and The Netherlands) and licensed female watchmaker in the whole of The Netherlands.
A Christian and Gentile, Corrie (Cornelia Arnolda Johanna ten Boom) also bore the honored Hebrew title of, חֲסִידִי אֻמּוֹת הָעוֹלָם (Righteous Among the Nations), so named by the State of Israel in 1967 for hiding Jews in her family’s home, providing a variety of ways to care for them, and helping all she could to escape German-Nazi terrorism, after the Nazis moved into and forcibly seized Holland in early May of 1940.
Throughout her whole life, while enduring situations coughed up by Hell, the aspect that rings loudest in Corrie’s work is Jesus Christ––His grace, mercy and strength that enhance the lives of millions who know Him as friend and Redeemer.
She’s one of the many I have never met, yet I love her and am looking forward to meeting her when my turn to head to the Long Home.
Thanks for reading and stay encouraged.