“Betsie,’ I whispered, “what can we do for these people? Afterward I mean. Can’t we make a home for them and care for them and love them?’

“Corrie, I pray every day that we will be allowed to do this! To show them that love is greater!”

And it wasn’t until I was gathering twigs later in the morning that I realized that I had been thinking of the feeble-minded, and Betsie of their persecutors.”
― Corrie ten Boom, The Hiding Place: The Triumphant True Story of Corrie Ten Boom

*The pic brought so many aspects from the book The Hiding Place that I couldn’t resist writing another piece. It probably compensates for the months of silence!
*The pic reminded me immediately of the book THE HIDING PLACE which is real life story of Casper ten Boom & his family who by profession were clockmakers. It is a fascinating read that chronicles the story of one family as they sought to be the light in the darkness of World War II in Holland
*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt © J Hardy Carroll

24 thoughts on “CLOCKWORKS

  1. I can understand what you felt. How do you know that Betsie felt bad for the persecutors? How can one feel bad about persecutors, they are in a position of power?


  2. Sorry to say I just took an excerpt from the book.
    It’s one of my favorites and the clock reminded me so strongly of it.
    I used the book so that everyone would be motivated to read!


  3. Dear Sabina,
    At Yad V’Shem, the Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, there’s a walkway of the righteous gentiles with trees planted in their honor. When Corrie Ten Boom passed away, her tree died and a new one was planted. The Ten Boom family was a wonderful example of what true Christians should be. I can see why the clock photo would take you there.

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