Sunday, July 31, 2011

from corrie ten boom

"When I was a little girl," I said, "I went to my father and said,
'Daddy, I am afraid that I will never be strong enough to be a martyr for Jesus Christ.'
"'Tell me,' Father said, 'when you take a train trip from Haarlem to Amsterdam,
when do I give you the money for the ticket?  Three weeks before?'
"'No, Daddy, you give me the money for the ticket just before we get to the train.'
"'That is right,' my father said, 'and so it is with God's strength.  Our wise Father in heaven knows when you are going to need things too.  Today you do not need the strength to be a martyr; but as soon as you are called upon for the honor of facing death for Jesus, He will supply the strength you need - just in time.'"

10 comments:

  1. YEP ALWAYS "JUST IN TIME"
    I LOVE YOU!!!

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  2. Hannah!

    you can't have known that your father PREACHED this in his sermon this am! you guys are on the same wave length!

    one might think that the good lord was trying to tell me something...

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  3. marie! i listened to the sermon today online and this just struck me so deeply.

    love you!

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  4. oh how i love her. and her daddy is so right.
    thank you so much for sharing.
    love from,
    greta

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  5. Amazing...as a parent it is such a privilege to share who God is and how much he loves us with our little ones in ways that can completely understand and remember for a lifetime. Lord, give us that wisdom daily!

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  6. You're just a whole basketful of blessing today!

    Read this 1 twice too!

    Rebecca

    PS ~ did I see that you are a PK?

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  7. love this.

    love things like this that screw my head on straight.
    give a little perspective.

    thanks for sharing.

    happy sunday hannah <3

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  8. thank you, hannah! i needed this today (everyday).

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  9. That's one of my favorite parts of The Hiding Place! I love good analogies - that's the way my little brain works :)

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