The righteous will rejoice in the Lord and take refuge in him; all the upright in heart will glory in him! (Ps. 64:10)
Corrie ten Boom and her family risked their lives to save many Jews during the Nazi Holocaust in World War II; she and other family members were eventually betrayed and captured and sent to concentration camps. At Ravensbrück, due to a clerical error, she was miraculously released a week before others of her age group were sent to the gas chambers. Corrie’s story, told in her book The Hiding Place, is a testimony to the hope she tenaciously clung to and shared while imprisoned. After her release, Corrie’s life work was to help survivors heal and to speak and write of forgiveness, love, hope, and salvation through Christ.
When we are tormented by our enemies, God hears. When we are in danger, he protects. When we are attacked, he acts. We have been offered the precious gift of redemption. We need only to reach out and accept that gift and to find rest in his abiding love.
Corrie’s life was a testament to her reliance upon her Savior, who redeemed her from death and gave her new life, first, through her salvation, and then through her steadfast reliance upon his provision. Likewise, God has opened his arms to receive us, shelter us, and lead us. It is our fitting responsibility as righteous ones to share with others as we glorify him!
Glorify God on earth; complete the work he gave you to do.
Susan Gordon lives in Wadsworth, Ohio, where she enjoys serving in local organizations, biking, kayaking, exercising, and spending retirement making memories with her husband and grandchildren.
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