Then the soldiers, when they crucified Jesus took his garments . . . – John 19:23
So, I finished my book, The Hiding Place. I highly recommend reading it . . . it will change you. I want to tell you about another part (in addition to last week’s part) that was so powerful. She had a sister named Betsy. When things started to get really difficult, Corrie’s joy in the Lord started to wane. Betsy’s, however, did not. Betsy was constantly encouraging and had a supernatural zeal and perspective on things.
One of the things Corrie hated the most was having to strip naked in front of the Germans. She said it was kind of pointless, seeing that they only made them open their mouth to look inside, would then look at their teeth, and then look between their fingers. Being nude simply wasn’t necessary.
One day she was despising this, and she opened her Bible to John 19:23 and read the verse. She thought of how all the pictures she had seen of the crucifixion covered Jesus at least a little. She realized this was the artist showing respect to the Lord, but she also realized that Jesus was naked. Jesus empathized with her plight.
She found her sister and said, “Betsy, Jesus was naked too!”
Betsy simply said, “And I never thanked Him for it.”
At that moment, I realized that I hadn’t either.
Lord, You took so much humiliation for me . . . all so I could know You! All so I could be saved. Thank You for coming into my life. Help me live for You for the rest of my days! Amen!