Sunday, May 26, 2013

Forgiveness and Corrie Ten Boom - May 26th

Today I heard the story of Corrie Ten Boom (1891-1983). She has an amazing story of surviving a gestapo nazi prison camp during WWII.

When I got home this afternoon, I went straight to learn more about her story.... this is one thing I learned.

Years after getting out of the nazi prison camp, Corrie was giving a talk on forgiveness. At the end of her lecture, a man came up to speak to her and compliment her talk. The man was one of the guards from the camp! She tells about how her arm froze when she saw the man holding out his hand to shake hers and asking her for forgiveness. Eventually, she received the power to hold out her hand and forgive this man that had injured her so badly.

Read an except of this amazing story here:
http://www.familylifeeducation.org/gilliland/procgroup/CorrieTenBoom.htm
As I was reading this exert, I was not able to keep my eyes dry... I doubt you will be able to either.

“Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hatred. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.” ― Corrie ten Boom, Clippings from My Notebook 

Lesson Learned: If Corrie Ten Boom can forgive her nazi gestapo captor, then I can forgive those who hurt me also.


Clippings from My Notebook (Amazon Associate Link)

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