Today, Brooke and I finally finished “The Hiding Place” by Corrie Ten Boom. Through tears and sobs, I read about Corrie dealing with the death of her sister while in the concentration camp. Her sister Betsie had a hope of helping people see God’s love for them, even the prison guards, until her last breath. She had a dream to one day help those wounded physically, emotionally and spiritually during the war; a plan to share the forgiveness that she learned.
II Corinthians 4:16 says “For which cause we faint not: but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.” I couldn’t help but think of Betsie. Yes, physically she was dying in a concentration camp, but if we had the eyes to see her soul; to see her apart from this physical flesh, we would see strength of massive proportions. When she saw her enemies, she had compassion on the part of them that we cannot see with physical eyes… their soul. When she saw her straw, flea-infested mat that served as a bed, she thanked God. Later, it became apparent that it was the fleas and lice that actually kept the guards away, which gave them time to share God’s Word.
I can’t wait to meet Corrie and Betsie in heaven one day; to thank them for loving so selflessly.