Well, you can tell by the picture who the “mystery woman” was that visited my friend Muriel all those years ago. Yes, it was Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie had recently been released from the horrors of the concentration camp that she and her sister had been taken to after hiding Jews in their home. During those days that she stayed with Muriel, she told Muriel everything that she would later write in her book, “The Hiding Place“.

Now you can image how Muriel felt when she had been feeling sorry for herself. In light of what Corrie had been through, Muriel’s sufferings where light and momentary. Click here to view some fascinating pics of the Corrie and her family!

When I think of what Corrie Ten Boom endured I think of 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.