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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Corrie (Ten Boom) credits her father's example in inspiring her to help the Jews of Holland. She tells of an incident in which she asked a pastor who was visiting their home to help shield a mother and newborn infant. The pastor replied, "No definitely not. We could lose our lives for that Jewish child."

Corrie went on to say, "Unseen by either of us, Father had appeared in the doorway. 'Give the child to me, Corrie,' he said. Father held the baby close, his white beard brushing its cheek, looking into the little face with eyes as blue and innocent as the baby's. 'You say we could lose our lives for this child. I would consider that the greatest honor that could come to my family.'"

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4 comments:

Nikolyn said...

beautiful.....in a way that makes my heart hurt.

No Greater Love said...

Oh, beautiful. I just read a quote in the Jotham's Journey book that I want to put on the blog...the one where Eliakim says that, "Jehovah shall send His Anointed One to bind up the brokenhearted, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve. And so we wait. We wait for that Anointed One to appear; we wait for the Messiah to reveal himself to us. But this day," he continued, looking now toward Jotham, "this day Jehovah has brought us one who cannot wait. He has brought one whose heart is broken, one who mourns, and one who grieves. And so," Eliakim said, looking now at the other faces in the camp, the light of the fire dancing on his own, "we ourselves must be like the Messiah to this young one. Even as we wait for Jehovah's Anointed, we must act as he would. We must do what we must to bind the broken heart, comfort he who mourns, provide for him who grieves. It is thus so, and it shall be, in the name of Jehovah."

ParkersBlog said...

I need to watch "The Hiding Place" again it has been so long since I saw it.

manyheartsonefamily said...

Beautiful, beautiful!

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