I hope there are classes in Heaven because I love to learn. I want to keep learning for all of eternity.
On my vacation to the Netherlands, I learned so much, so many life lessons from the Holy Spirit.
One of the places I learned the most from was the the Corrie ten Boom Museum.
I have always been inspired by her life through her books and movie, The Hiding Place, but to actually see her home, to see the tiny "hiding place" where people hid to avoid torture and death--Wow! It changed my life!
Before continuing this article, you may want to read my first article, The Hiding Place.
There are so many lessons that I learned, but I want to share two.
- A family in love with Jesus can change history
- Our lives are like a tapestry
The ten Boom family loved Jesus. They put Him first and obeyed His Word. When Corrie's grandfather was asked to start a prayer meeting for the Jews, he obeyed God and a prayer meeting took place in this home weekly for 100 years. That means long after Grandfather's death, the rest of the family continued to pray.
Long before they hid people in the hiding place during World War II, the family practiced biblical hospitality. Their home was filled with love and laughter. A transition into saving lives was an easy one because love flowed through their home always.
I want to be part of a family and a church family that changes the world! I am thankful for their example.
Our Lives are a Tapestry
Our lives can be a mess, filled with pain and sorrow. We seek to see God's purpose and find nothing. We can't figure out what on earth God is doing and how anything makes sense. Is God really moving in our life and working all things together for our good and His glory?
Our perspective of our life, or how we see our life, is often just like the back side of a tapestry.
God sees how all the pain and sorrow soften our rough edges and carve compassion into our souls. We live with an eternal perspective because of the trials and difficulties we endure. We see our life as a mess, but instead our jars of clay contain the GLORY of God and He radiates through us in beauty and joy! How truly wonderful to belong to our Precious Lord Jesus.
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Remember you are a tapestry!
Merey (Meredith Ludwig Curtis)