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00223 - The Hiding Place

Updated: Mar 10, 2023

Corrie Ten Boom was born into a watch making family in the Netherlands. She became in 1922 the first female licensed watchmaker there. She also served her community, supporting the poor and young people around her.

World War II broke out, and everything changed. Germany invaded the Netherlands, her response was to take in displaced Jews, constructing a hiding place for them. Eventually they were arrested, and Corrie Ten Boom was taken to a concentration camp. Eventually released because of a clerical error. Her life by then was completely defined by her deep love and care for others.

John 15:13 says, 'Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends’. (NKJV) If there is someone out there you can help, do it with all of your might. Faith takes us on a journey to help others, often at the expense of ourselves.


Sacrifice driven by love will deepen your understanding of Jesus.


Lord, when a need crosses my path, help me to love that person through to the other side. Amen.

Action Point

Have you thought about volunteering for an organisation this year. Giving 2-3 hours a week for a food bank, a CAP center, a soup kitchen or charity shop,. Go for it.

Copyright notices

(NKJV) Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

Use in other publications. You can use upto 100 words of this publication with a reference to by Carl Brettle.


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