“This remarkable woman spent the first 50 years of her life living peacefully with her father and sister above their watch shop in Haarlem, Holland.”
A Tramp For The Lord shows examples of how a Believer’s life looks like. This book has brought many wonderful things into my heart and mind. Reading this book makes me feel normal of all the struggles I (JB) endure as my relationship grows stronger in the Lord. This book is a worth read but one part touched my heart in a way that got me thinking it is on page 75 (below is wording from the book “Tramp For The Lord”):
Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
“11 Lights From Darkest Africa
Thomas was a tall black man who lived in a round hut together with his big family in the middle of Africa. He loved the Lord and loved people-an unbeatable combination.
Thomas’s neighbor, who lived across the dirt street, hated God -and hated men like Thomas who loved God. The hatred grew stronger and stronger until the man began sneaking over at night and setting fire to the straw roof on Thomas’s hut, endangering his small children. Three nights in a row this happened and each time Thomas was able to rush out of his hut and put out the flames before they destroyed the roof and the walls. The fact that he never said an unkind word to his neighbor, only showing him love and forgiveness, made his neighbor hate him even more. One night the neighbor sneaked across the street and set fire to Thomas’s roof. This night, however, a strong wind came up and as Thomas rushed to beat out the fire, the sparks blew across the street and set the neighbor’s house on fire. Thomas finished putting out the fire on his roof and then rushed across the street to put out the fire on his neighbor’s roof. He was able to extinguish the flames, but in the process he badly burned his hands and arms. Other neighbors told the chief of the tribe what had happened. The chief was so furious that he sent his police to arrest the neighbor and throw him into prison.
That night Thomas came to the meeting where I was speaking (as he had done each night). I noticed his badly burned hands and asked him what happened. Reluctantly he told me the story.
“It is good that this man is now in prison,” I said. “Now your children are no longer in danger and he cannot try again to put your house in flames.”
“That is true,” he said. “But I am so sorry for that man. He is an unusually gifted man and now he must live together with all those criminals in a horrible prison.” “Then let us pray for him,” I said”…. buy book to keep reading“
God teaches us about forgiveness, love, kindness, joy, suffering and more and this book just put all those lessons into practice through someone else’s life. Corrie Ten Boom has been through much and each one of us has a story to tell of a life experience we have been through that can help someone else. That is one reason why we started this ministry! We wanted to share our experience through our bible studies and articles to others. We hope you like this book as much as we did.