Sunday, January 27, 2019

Scotland...

...and a meeting of the Editorial Board of FAITH magazine.

Back to Londn on the Caledonion Sleeper, a most agreeable way to travel.

This evening, to an excellent production of The Hiding Place, telling the story of Corrie Ten Boom and her family who hid Jewish people in their house in Haarlem, Holland,  in WW2. Her father was a watchmender and with her sister Betsie, Corrie led a quiet busy life, taking a special interest in the needs of mentally-handicapped children for whom she ran projects at their church. Then the Nazi invasion came, and there were people in Holland who were sympathetic to Nazi ideas and were also openly anti-Jewish. The Ten Boom family risked their lives to help Jews...eventually they were arrested, and taken to prison and from there to concentration camp. Betsie died in Ravensbruck. Corrie survived to tell the story and, especially, the Gospel message of love, mercy and forgiveness...

A powerful story, and one that we need to hear today.

1 comment:

Bobbie Trew said...

I only became familiar with Corrie a few years ago, read the Hiding Place and My Father's House (about her childhood and growing up) I was so impressed with her simple direct faith lived out under the most challenging circumstances. She must be in heaven, such a love for Jesus she had.