I just started reading The Hiding Place, a novel written by Corrie ten Boom. This is an older book, so I know that many, many of you have probably read it already.
However, I wanted to note something on my blog today. It is beautifully written.....
Corrie was asking about a word that she heard and didn't understand. She asked her father what it meant, while on the train to Amsterdam.
written, by Corrie ten Boom...
"He turned to look at me, as he always did when answering a question, but to my surprise he said nothing. At last he stood up, lifted his traveling case from the rack over our heards and set it on the floor.
'Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?" he said.
I stood up and tugged at it. It was crammed with the watches and spare parts he had purchased this morning.
'It's too heavy, ' I said.
"Yes," he said. "And it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It's the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you."
Is that not just simply the most beautiful way of understanding our Father in Heaven and His ways? I read that whole thing and then stopped and read it again and again.
Our Father, that is what it is all about. Trusting Him, knowing that the "load" is just too much for us to carry.
Corrie says in the next paragraph, that she was more then satisfied, wonderfully at peace. She still had tons of questions and without answers, but she was content to leave them in her father's keeping.
I pray that as we each go on with our days, not understanding the things that may come our way, that we will be wonderfully content to leave those answers in Our Father's keeping.
Bless you today!
Posted in: on Thursday, July 13, 2006 at at 10:45 AM