Grace in Action – Corrie

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Today is not a traditional “Grace in Action” posting in the sense that this is not a guest post or a current testimony.   I didn’t have anyone slotted for today’s posting, so I decided to highlight a “historical” figure’s testimony.   I hope you will find her story as fascinating and interesting as I do.  It always amazes me how God works in people’s lives in such varying degrees.  It makes me pause and realize how small some of my concerns really are.

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Corrie ten Boom was not a name I’d heard of when I stumbled across a book review on “The Hiding Place.” I am an avid reader and was on the look out for reading material that would help me in my walk with the Lord. I had no idea how much this book would inspire me.

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Corrie was a Dutch woman who lived during World War II. She was a devout Christian, who along with her father, sister and other family members helped smuggle Jews out of the country to escape the Nazis. She and her family were arrested and she was taken to a concentration camp with her sister, Betsie. Despite the losses she endured, Corrie remained devoted to the Lord.

Corrie was released from her concentration camp due to a clerical error. She went on to travel the world, sharing her testimony and encouraging people to turn to Christ for salvation.  She passed away in 1983 at the age of 91. Her writings touched me because they were so real and transparent. She shared her struggles and vulnerability in a way that just reached out of the pages and touched me.

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She had amazing tidbits of wisdom that made things seem clear to me and which I have tried to scatter throughout this post. She wrote several books but her most well known one is “The Hiding Place”. I strongly encourage you to check it out.

If you are interested in sharing how you came to know the Lord or how He is working in your life as a guest blog, please comment or email me at ah.taylor413@gmail.com so we can coordinate. Sharing our testimony is to glorify Him, encourage other believers and introduce people to Christ.  Is there anyone historical who has inspired you in your walk with the Lord? I love hearing from y’all. 

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