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God only knows!

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 (7:36 am)

by George Whitten, Editor of Worthy Devotions

Est 4:14b who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

This is a story relayed by Corrie Ten Boom, "It was Christmas, 1944. My sister, Betsie, had died. I was in a hospital barracks in Ravensbruck, a Nazi prison camp. Dark it was in my heart, and darkness was around me. There were Christmas trees in the street between the barracks. Dead bodies of prisoners had been thrown under the Christmas trees. I tried to talk to the people around me about Christmas, but they mocked and sneered. At last I kept quiet.

In the middle of the night I suddenly heard a child crying and calling, "Mommy! Come to Oelie. Oelie feels so alone." I went to her and saw a child not so young, but feebleminded. "Oelie, Mommy cannot come, but do you know who is willing to come to you? Jesus will come." Oelie was lying on a bed next to the window, not far from lack of food, she had a sweet face and beautiful eyes. A bandage of toilet paper covered an incision from surgery on her back. That night I told this poor child about Jesus. How He came into the world as a little baby how He came to save us from our sins. "The Lord Jesus loves Oelie and has borne her punishment on the cross…. Jesus is … [in heaven] right now. He is getting a little house ready for Oelie." Later I asked her what she remembered of what I had told her. "What is the little house like?" I asked. "It is very beautiful. There are no wicked people as in Ravensbruck only good people and angels. And Oelie will see Jesus there." The child added, "I will ask Jesus to make me brave when I have a pain. I will think of the pain that Jesus suffered to show Oelie the way to heaven." Oelie folded her hands; together we gave thanks. Then I knew why I had to spend this Christmas in Ravensbruck."

Often we find ourself in difficult situations or places and we can't for the life of us understand for what possible reason we're here — but be encouraged! We may not understand but God does! And who knows whether you have come into the kingdom for such a time as this?

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  1. issac.a Says:

    i have been feeling desperate ,staying among the tribals since 1995,after having the best of educarion in different cities+my theological educationfor more than three years as a regular student in w.m.e.bible college ,madras.,s.india.now I understand that my prolonged stay at Paderu tribal area where i'm placed is not out of significance,even when it is concealed to my eyes.pl. also pray for the little service I do in the name of pastoring a small tribal church with not so encouraging fruit.
    issac.a.
    community healthe centre quarters
    Paderu tribal agency
    Paderu post
    Visakhapatnam-531024
    s.India

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