Corrie Ten Boom The Hiding Place Analysis

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Pray for those Who Persecute You “Then I was about to reach for my prison bag. Wait. It stood where I had shoved it in my panic: directly in front of the secret panel. If I were to reach down under the shelf to get it now, with this man watching my every move, might not his attention be attracted to the last place on earth I wanted him to look? It was the hardest thing I have ever done to turn away and walk out of that room, leaving the bag behind.” Corrie ten Boom, the Hiding Place. Everyone agrees that the Jews needed to be saved by someone or something but what everyone does not agree with is that Corrie should have saved the Jews. We all know that Corrie did save the Jews but some say she should have and some say she should not have. Corrie should have saved the Jews for these three compelling reasons: Corrie faithfully shared the…show more content…
God is able to give you the strength to forgive anyone…everyone. A man approached Corrie after one of her speeches. She recognized him as one of the cruelest guards in the camp. He explained to her that after the war he had become a Christian. “He extended his hand and asked, ‘Will you forgive me?’ Corrie thought: it could not have been many seconds that he stood there-hand held out-but to me it seemed hours as I wrestled with the most difficult thing I had ever had to do. Woodenly, mechanically, I thrust my hand into the one stretched out to me. As I did, an incredible thing took place. The current started in my shoulder, raced down my arm, sprang into our joined hands. And then this healing warmth seemed to flood my whole being, bringing tears to my eyes. ‘I forgive you, brother!’ I cried. ‘With all my heart.’ For a long moment we grasped each other’s hands, the former guard and the former prisoner. I had never known God’s love so intensely, as I did

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