Today’s Reading: Psalm 27-32
After knowing about a book for nearly 30 years, I finally got down to actually reading it. It has always been on that list of books that I know I should read, but I keep putting it off. Well, last month I finally did it, I finally read Corrie ten Boom’s “The Hiding Place”. Then just last week as we were driving home from our trip to Poland I listened to the book again with my family in the car.
If you have not yet heard of the story of Corrie ten Boom it is an incredible one. It is a story that is so interesting and amazing and heart tearing that it should be made into a movie. So, about 35 years ago it was made into a movie called, just like the book, “The Hiding Place.”
Psalm 32:7 NIV
You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. Selah
Corrie ten Boom needed this verse and promise in her life. During World War II she actively worked against the Nazi occupiers of her country the Netherlands. Along with her sister and father she actively worked to protect Jews that the Nazi’s were persecuting. In one aspect the title “The Hiding Place” refers to a small space in Corrie’s bedroom where people hid from the Nazi’s. It was a secret room built for this exact purpose.
As you get deeper into the story you find out that “The Hiding Place” is not only a physical room here on earth, but it also a place where Corrie and her sister Betsy go to during the trials and tribulations of their journey into prison and ultimately a concentration camp in Germany.
Whether the sisters were in solitary confinement, hearing about the imprisonment and death of family members, witnessing the horrors of a concentration camp or sick and dying themselves – they always depended on the the hiding place that their Lord provided.
A place they knew where they were in God’s care.
A place where they would be protected from trouble.
A place where they would be surrounded with the songs of deliverance.
A place with their Lord and Savior.
If don’t know about the hiding place of God – a place of safety, deliverance and protection – take the time to find the book “The Hiding Place” and learn how Corrie and Betsy ten Boom found solace in the Lord, even in the deepest pit of despair.
Bonus: If you live in Holland or plan on visiting soon, Corrie and Betsy’s house is open as a museum. You can go there, hear the story of their journey and see the physical hiding place yourself.