We all have people we look up to and desire to be like. The memory of three women remain encased in my mind.
My first heroine was the writer Catherine Marshall. Catherine became famous with her second book, "A Man called Peter."
She wrote the story in honour of her famous husbands life.
Peter Marshall was a preacher in the United States Senate.
He died at a relatively young age. Catherine was devistated yet necessity demanded she earn a living to provide for her son Peter John.
Many have come to the Lord through her books.
"No matter how little you have. You can still give some away."
My second treasured lady was Corrie Ten Boom.
When my mother gave me the book, "The Hiding Place," I wanted none of it. Such sadness!
It told of Corrie Ten Boom and her Dutch family.
During World War11 they took in, protected and hid Jewish families, helping many to escape to safety.
Due to this, the family were sent to dreaded Auschwitz.
Only Corrie survived to return home.
Yet through the terror and pain I discovered....
This lady's ability to forgive and love others.
She taught that, until the day she died.
If you look to God, you'll be at rest."
My third Jewel needs no introduction.
She was Mother Teresa. The devine light who walked the earth in splendid charity.
I watched a movie on her life as acted by Geraldine Chaplin, Charlie's daughter.
It was an eye opener of self denial....and a life devoted to others.
She was the hands, feet and mouth of Our Lord.
From her I learned, "Humility, Wisdom and Selflessness.
Quoting Mother Teresa,
"When a person dies of hunger it did not happen because God did not take care of them.
It happened because neither you nor I wanted to give that person what they needed."
Myself, "Being a Christian doesn't depend on attending meetings, but rather on loving and serving others. Walk the walk!"
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
Heroines of Christ
Labels: Amazon Books, Catherine Marshall, CHRISTIAN FAITH, Christian Thoughts, Corrie Ten Boom, Mother Teresa, To Gods Servants
An author since 2012 and retired Specialist Registered Nurse. I reside in sub-tropical Queensland, Australia, with my American husband Raymond and our two little dogs. Late in 2008 I began to explore and enjoy the realm of creative writing. This is something which has always been an interest yet until now,I haven't found time to indulge. God is the cornerstone of my home and heart. He is my life and my breath, for without Him I am nothing. My desire is to edify His existance in my daily walk through life. To inspire and encourage the broken hearted. And to assist in the knowledge that EVERYTHING has a reason and a purpose under the Heavens. We are reminded through our faith in Jesus that He will, "Turn our Mourning into Dancing and our Sorrow into Joy." Psalms 30:11. Having personally experienced tough times I know, there is truely no gain without pain. B.N (Aus) B.S.N (U.S.A) Bible College Graduate. Lover of People. WORK PLACE HISTORY... 1. South Western Sydney Area Health, 2. Queensland Health, 3. ROGERSVILLE, TENESSEE with Amedysis Home Health.