In Others’ Words: Tomorrow and Today
Sometimes I wonder: Could I have done what Corrie ten Boom did?
During World War II, she and her family were part of the Dutch underground — hiding, feeding and transporting Jews and other people hunted by the Nazi Gestapo out of the country. When her family was betrayed, they were separated and sent to concentration camps. Corrie and her sister Betsy were sent to the same camp, where Betsy died and Corrie survived.
Back to my original question: Could I have done what Corrie ten Boom did?
Reality is, that question can never be anything more than rhetorical because Corrie lived her life — one of courageous faith — and I am living mine.
Am I able to learn from Corrie’s example? Absolutely. Corrie truly embraced her faith — so much so that she forgave one of the concentration camp guards that so mistreated her and her sister when he sought her out years later. If that kind of woman has something to say about faith . . . or worry . . . or strength . . . I’m listening.
In Your Words: What has one of your heroes taught you?0 I like this!