Grief | Peace | Perspective | Trial | Understanding

There were several stories that Corrie [Ten Boom] used for all audiences. She never assumed that everyone in an audience had made a real commitment to Jesus, no matter where she was. Like an actress in a long-running hit play, she was always fresh in her presentations. At one point, Corrie thought she would stop telling her flashlight story, but Ellen encouraged her to continue, and so she did until her speaking ability was silenced. Another famous story was her embroidery of a crown. She would hold up the piece of cloth, first showing the beauty of the embroidered side, with all the threads forming a beautiful picture, which she described as the plan God has for our lives. Then she would flip it over to show the tangled, confused underside, illustrating how we view our lives from a human standpoint. The rendition of this poem is uniquely Corrie’s: My life is but a weaving, between my God and me I…

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