Linking up for Five Minute Friday from Lisa-Jo Baker‘s blog.
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Last week I finished reading Corrie Ten Boom's book Tramp for the Lord.
The death of family she dearly loved.
The loss of friends she treasured.
So many hard things, but the only word I can think of to describe this book and her life is beautiful.
Corrie lived a life of abandon for the God she loved. She listened to the Holy Spirit when He said yes and when He said no. When he said go and when He said stay. She obeyed when He said trust me for all you need. She did, He was faithful.
This book has made me think more than any book in recent history.
In the concentration camp she saw beautiful provision.
With the death of her beloved sister she gained the framework for a beautiful dream that brought many to Christ.
With the willingness to follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit in her life, she saw Him orchestrate a beautiful plan. Hard, but beautiful.
Ugly pain. Beautiful grace.