Evidence Not Seen: A Woman’s Miraculous Faith in a Japanese Prison Camp During WWII (Darlene Deibler) finally arrived via inter-library loan. My only complaint is that I don’t have enough time to sit and read. A little reading here and there is torture. Last night I even sat up way too late to get a chapter in before bed. It was worth it. My mind and heart have been thinking much today.
“When the truck arrived on Friday, there was not a person among us who felt lead to leave. As Dr. Jaffray had said, “God does not work in confusion, a wife against a husband or vice versa, in a matter that concerns both of you. This is but a confirmation to your hearts of His directive.
Some three days later, it was reported that the ship had been torpedoed and sunk. There was no known survivors. Then I knew why God had said, ‘Don’t go.’ It is imperative that we know the voice of the Shepherd and learn to follow Him when He speaks. We must be obedient, no matter what He says to us; it may even mean our life. ” p41
“Take seven very individual, independent women and one gentleman, accustomed to being a leader, put them in cramped quarters such as these in which we were now being confined, and what do you have? Put God in the midst, and you have that rare and beautiful thing known as the fellowship of the saints. ” p62
I am looking forward to a bit of quiet tonight to read some more.