Sunday morning in Copenhagen, Corrie
ten Boom, a delightful author and
speaker of eighty, spoke from Romans
12:1-2, urging her audience
to present their bodies to Christ
as a living sacrifice.
church two young nurses invited
her to their apartment for lunch,
and Corrie went with them - only
to discover they lived on the tenth
floor, and there was no elevator.
didn't think she could mount the
stairs, but as the nurses were so
eager for her visit, she decided
to try. By the fifth floor, Corrie's
heart was pounding, her breath coming
in gulps, her legs buckling. She
collapsed in a chair on the landing
thinking she could go no further,
and she complained bitterly to the
Lord. Looking upward, the stairs
seemed to ascend to infinity, and
Corrie began to wonder if she might
die en route. "Perhaps I am
leaving earth to go to heaven,"
the Lord seemed to whisper that
a special blessing awaited her on
the tenth floor, so she bravely
pressed on. She had one nurse in
front of her and another following,
she reached the apartment. Corrie
found there the parents of the girls.
She soon discovered, after a short
chat with them, that neither parent
was a born again, Christian. Both
listen carefully to what she shared
with them. They seemed eager to
hear the good news of the gospel.
Opening her Bible, Corrie carefully
explained the plan of salvation.
"I have traveled in more than
sixty countries and have never found
anyone who said they were sorry
they had given their hearts to Jesus,"
she said. "You will not be
sorry, either." Romans chapter
10 and verse 9, Ephesians 2,verses
8 and 8 and also the famous verse,
John chapter 3 and verse 16 were
read to the parents of these two
day both prayed for Christ to enter
their lives. On her way down the
steps, Corrie said, "Thank
you, Lord, for making me walk up
all these steps. But, next time.
Lord, help Corrie ten Boom to listen
to her own sermon about being willing
to go anywhere when you tell me
to go - even up ten flights of stairs."