posted on Nov, 22 2012 @ 10:14 AM
Several years ago, I read a book called
by Corrie Ten Boom.
For those of you unfamiliar with the lady or the book, she was a Christian who lived during the Holocaust. Its been years since I read the book, so
forgive me if I get a few details wrong. But I believe she and her sister were hiding people in their house, were discovered by the SS, and sent to a
concentration camp. Corrie survived; her sister did not. The book, The Hiding Place, recalls her experiences as a Christian in the concentration
camp, and how her faith in God helped her through the ordeal.
Corrie managed to smuggle a Bible into the camp, and began to hold Bible studies in the concentration camp sleeping houses. Strangely enough, the
guards left them alone....but why? It was forbidden to have bible studies .
Well, it turned out that the sleeping area was infested with fleas and lice. The infestation was so bad, in fact, that the guards stayed away from
the building. Thus, the infestation was seen as a gift from God, albeit indirectly.
The thing I remember the most about this story, is that Corrie and her companions gave thanks for the fleas and lice. That amazed me.....and although
I no longer consider myself religious, I think the message is a valid one.
Give thanks in all things.....even fleas and lice. You never know what blessings might come from such horrid circumstances.
To me.....this speaks to the power of perception. If you perceive a circumstance as a hindrance, then it will be. But if you perceive it as an
opportunity....would that make it so?
What say you, ATS?