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CONFIDENCE IN GOD





Corrie ten Boom was a woman who, during World War II, worked with the Dutch underground. Corrie, her sister Betsie, and their elderly father were all Christians. As a result, they felt that they should help all those who came to their door fleeing the Nazi terror. The trio started helping Jews and were soon running a virtual hotel for those who needed a place to hide. Regrettably, the ten Booms were eventually discovered and imprisoned. The sisters were separated from their father and sent to Ravensbrück, the death camp, where they lived in horrendous conditions. In time, Mr. ten Boom and Betsie died in the camps, but Corrie survived. In one of her books, Corrie tells about the last time she saw her father. As she and Betsie were being led away, they passed a room where they saw her father seated, waiting to learn his own fate. “Father,” Corrie cried out, “God be with you!” The old man responded,“And with you, my daughters.” 


The sisters were not merely expressing a wish or hope that God would be with their father, and he was not merely responding in kind. No. All three of them were being prophetic. No matter how terrible their immediate future, no matter whether they lived or died, they were confident that God would be with them. That is the prophetic confidence.
 (Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place, 130–131.)
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