Prior to her death at the hands of the Nazi’s in a concentration camp Betsie ten Boom said to her sister, Corrie:
“The most important part of our task will be to tell everyone who will listen that Jesus is the only answer to the problems that are disturbing the hearts of men and nations. We shall have the right to speak because we can tell from our experience that His light is more powerful than the deepest darkness… How wonderful that the reality of His presence is greater than the reality of the hell about us.”
That Corrie carried out the purpose communicated to her by Betsie is well attested via the testimony, books and films by and about Corrie ten Boom. What a wonderful woman for Christ.
Jesus Christ is greater than the apparent “reality” surrounding you!
Many of my readers while not in a concentration camp, are surrounded by people, problems, and events that as Paine wrote: “Try the souls of men.” Christ will enable you to be bigger than the often-terrible issues you face along your journey.
Corrie never wrote or spoke about how tough she was in the camps, but her testimony was always the enabling power of Jesus. She tells of giving a speech in a large auditorium and after the speech, standing at the front of the theater and talking with people. As she did this, she noticed a man waiting in line to speak with her. She was horrified as she recognized him as a former Nazi guard who had participated in humiliating she and Bestie. She prayed as the man got closer to being face to face with him. He stood a foot away from her with tears running down his face and Corrie, by God’s grace said;
“I know who you are and what you did, God has forgiven you, and so have I!” She then, with tears running down her face hugged the man!”
Talk about Amazing Grace. Corrie knew that by forgiving him, she was setting herself free from any power over her by Satan concerning the events of yesterday.
Do you have any “yesterdays” you need to get over? Calvary is a good place to leave such things and join with Jesus outside the tomb and walk in newness of life while “singing the song of the soul set free!”
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