"Today I know that such memories are the key not to the past, but to the future.
I know that the experiences of our lives when we let God use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work He will give us to do."
As I read this quote recently, I paused to think of the wonderful and sometimes difficult memories that I have of days gone by and wonder how God will use my life my experiences from the past to do his work in days to come.
The Hiding Place begins on such a celebratory note. They could not have imagined on the day that the Clock shop turned 100 years old that things would begin to change for them in terrible ways. The ten Boom family were a Dutch Christian family that helped Jews escape from the Nazi Holocaust of WWII.
What amazes me is how beautiful Corrie and Betsie remained in their faith with the Lord. Though they lived through incredibly difficult, painful experiences in the concentration camp, they were rich in wisdom and kind throughout their days. God used them in ways they couldn't have ever imagined. After all these years, the wisdom of those two dear souls continues to challenge and encourage many people.
Whatever you are experiencing today, be rest assured that God uses all our experiences, both good and difficult for greater purposes and good, beyond anything we could imagine.
You are my hiding place and my shield; I hope in Your word.