Corrie Ten Boom is one of my favorite people. This incredible woman was a victim at Auschwitz, German concentration camp, where Jews suffered atrocities, were tortured and exterminated in pursuit of the advance of Hitler’s regime. Corrie’s mom and dad hid Jewish families in a secret room of their home until one day the soldiers came and took them all away – to something worse than prison.
In one of her books is the account of her as a little girl having heard the term “sex sin”. With her child-like curiosity, she asked her father what it meant. Her father, looking around, spied a man carrying a large suitcase. He told Corrie to look at the man and asked if she thought she could carry his suitcase. She told her Papa no! It looked way too heavy. Her Papa explained to her that when she was able to carry the weight of what “sex sin” means – he would tell her.
I read this many years ago and have never forgotten it – it impressed my life so indelibly. But, only recently has God shown me even more about what He has ordained that we carry and the glory it brings to Him and His righteous cause when we do. He is revealing to me what it means to go through the process of preparation and carry the “exceeding and eternal weight of glory”.
2 Cor 4:17, 18
Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. 17 For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, 18 while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal.
To be continued…