Friday, March 15, 2013

love and divine providence

“Do you know what hurts so very much? It's love. Love is the strongest force in the world, and when it is blocked that means pain. There are two things we can do when this happens. We can kill that love so that it stops hurting. But then of course part of us dies, too. Or we can ask God to open up another route for that love to travel.” 

I was a teenager when I first read Corrie ten Boom’s remarkable story in “The Hiding Place." it's not an exaggeration to say that it changed my life. I found the story of the ten Boom family's courage simultaneously inspiring and daunting. 

Daring to save Jewish families by hiding them from the Nazis, the entire ten Boom family and their shop employees were eventually arrested and sent to labor camps. But the Jews they took care of managed to survive in a secret room designed by the ten Boom family.

If you’re not familiar with the story --- look it up! Their faithfulness and trust in divine providence will simply blow you away.

Corrie ten Boom