"Today I know that memories are the key not to the past, but to the future. I know that the experiences of our lives, when we let GOD use them, become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work HE will give us to do..."
"It was in 1844 that Grandfather had a visit from his minister, Dominee Witteveen, who had a special request. "Willem, you know the scriptures tell us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the blessing of the Jews.""Ah yes, Dominee, I have always loved GOD'S ancient people - they gave us our Bible and our SAVIOR."
"Beginning with this conversation, a prayer fellowship was started, with Grandfather and his friends praying for the Jewish people..."
"In a divine way which is beyond our human understanding, GOD answered those prayers. It was in the same house, exactly one hundred years later, that Grandfather's son, my father and four of his grandchildren, and one great-grandson were arrested for helping save the lives of Jews during the German occupation of Holland..."
"So many times we wonder why GOD has certain things happen to us. We try to understand the circumstances of our lives, and we are left wondering. But GOD's foolishness is so much wiser than our wisdon..."
"From generation to generation, from small beginnings and little lessons, HE has a purpose for those who know and trust HIM."
"GOD has no problems - just plans!"
Copied from the book In My Father's House by Corrie ten Boom