Corrie Ten Boom is one of those rare people whose experience with God has been so different from that of other people that it must be called unique. Brought up in the staid surroundings of a Dutch Reform church and household in the Netherlands, her life was uneventful.
At the age of fifty, her life changed dramatically. World War II broke out and Corrie and her family decided to succor the helpless Jewish victims of Gestapo terror. Had she known it would cost the lives of her nearest and dearest, she might have flinched. However, merciful Providence hid the future from her until she could live it one day at a time.
Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word. Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments of my God. Uphold me according unto thy word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope. Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: Psalm 119:114-117a
Rescue those being led away to death; hold back those staggering toward slaughter. Proverbs 24:11 NIV