Have you heard of Corrie Ten Boom?
She was an amazing Dutch woman who survived in one of Hitler’s concentration camps during World War II.
After the war, Ten Boom became a missionary, wanting everyone to know about the power of God and the love that healed her of bitterness.
She traveled the world. Sometimes, she wasn’t very well accepted as the preacher. In her book, “Tramp for the Lord,” Ten Boom wrote about one occasion when she was speaking to a group of Germans who prided themselves as intellectuals. She wrote, “They would not receive me because they felt that they were more profound in their theology than I.”
The next time she went to speak, she brought them chocolate as a gift, a rarity after the war. They eagerly accepted the gift. Then Ten Boom pointed out that they didn’t question the origin of the chocolate, was it Holland or Germany. “Instead of analyzing it, you just ate it,” she told them.
Then she picked up her Bible and said, “It is the same with this Book. If you try to analyze it as a book of science or even a book of theology, you cannot be nourished by it. Like chocolate, it is to be eaten and enjoyed, not picked apart bit by bit.”