Do You Need Evidence?
Sometimes I just need to know there are others that have gone through hard things and survived!
Darlene Rose has earned her place as one of my favorite heroines; there is nothing dull about her life. I yearn for her willingness and spunk. Surely after reading her autobiographical book Evidence Not Seen, set during WWII in the Pacific islands, I think she’s right there in my heart with Corrie Ten Boom.
“Everything had happened so fast and without the slightest warning! Russell had said, ‘He will never leave us nor forsake us.’ No? What about now, Lord? This was one of the times when I thought God had left me, that He had forsaken me.
“Is it possible for people from different faiths to live together, to laugh together, pray together, eat together, and sacrifice their lives for one another? Is it possible to live a life of self-sacrifice even to the point of death for an unseen hope one believes in? Is it possible to lay down your life for a friend, even for a stranger? To forgive your enemies – to love your enemies. In a world of strife and growing conflict, the answer may seem to be ‘No’. In a world of division and ethnic war, it may appear that such attitudes are not humanly possible. What could cause people to express the kind of love and sacrificial care that they would risk their own safety and their own lives for its expression? Is such a love possible?” – The Corrie ten Boom Museum
In the story of Corrie and the ten Boom family, the answer can be found because they opened their hearts to an extraordinary God and became players in one of the most remarkable stories ever told.
“Their lives were like bright, short-lived flames,” writes E. Michael and Sharon Rusten in their book The One Year Book of Christian History.
“New Year’s Day 1956 was the day for the five missionaries to prepare for the upcoming attempt to contact the fierce Auca Indians of Ecuador….