The Hiding Place 10 Favorite Quotes

Quote/Passage from the book ""Some knowledge is too heavy for children. When you are older and stronger, you can bear it. For now you must trust me to carry it for you."" (The Hiding Place P.26-27) ""And our wise Father in heaven knows when we're going to need things, too. Don't run out ahead of Him, Corrie. When the time comes that some of us will have to die, you will look into your heart and find the strength you need—just in time." (The Hiding Place P.29) ""Happiness isn't' something that depends on our surroundings, Corrie. It's something we make inside ourselves."" (The Hiding Place P.33) “Here Mama read aloud from Dickens on winter evenings while the coal whistled in the brick hearth and cast a red glow over the tile proclaiming, “Jesus is Victor”” (The Hiding Place P.5) “I know that the experiences of our lives when we let God use them become the mysterious and perfect preparation for the work he will give us to do.” (The Hiding Place P.15) “….And so I learned that love is larger than the walls which shut it in.” (The Hiding Place P.48) “My job was simply to follow Him leading one step at a time, holding every decision up to Him in prayer.” (The Hiding Place P.83) “Perhaps only when human effort had done its best and failed, would God’s power alone be free to work.” (The Hiding Place P.123) “I would know again that in darkness God’s truth shines most clear.” (The Hiding Place P.201) “…it is not on our forgiveness any more than on our goodness that the world’s healing hinges, but on His. When He tells us to love our enemies, He gives, along with the command, the love itself.” (The Hiding Place P. 238)

Delaney Patterson 7/11/11 English 1 Reactions/Reflections to the quote/passage When I read this I was like “wow this is right on the money.” To me this means some knowledge we need to wait till where older to know, not everything is for little kids to know. I wish someone would have told me this when I was little. Right here is where Corrie’s dad is talking to her about God and how he has things planed for us and we don’t need to rush into things before he tells us to. I really like this quote because it’s saying how we need to trust God. Trusting God is something a lot of people don’t do now days. A lot of people think that happiness is something you can buy. Rich people buy things that make them happy when it really doesn’t make them happy at all. While poor people fill their lives with people they love to make them happy. I love how Corrie describes what it looks like, sounds like, and feels like on winter evenings for her while her mother was alive. She describes it like its alive and the way she is describing it makes it seem alive. While reading I realized that when Corrie talks about something she makes it come to life. I took this to mean when we do something in our lives God uses them to help us with other things he will have us do during our lives. God works in mysterious ways to help us in our future. This quote is really a life lesson that we all need to learn. By this I took it as nobody can contain how big and powerful love really is. To me what it means by “walls which shut it in” I take that to be the walls of your heart. I say this because love comes from the heart or that’s what most people think, because you are supposed to love people and things will all you heart. I took this to mean that she is following God and trusting him to make the big decisions for her. I don’t necessarily mean that God will make the decision. I mean that he will help her make the right decisions. I really like this saying because after all the human body can do then it’s time to let God take over. After human efforts have done all they can do then God will take over and help finish the job. God’s power is more powerful than any human could ever imagine. I took this to mean when you’re in the dark and don’t know what to do then you will realize what God’s been telling you the whole time. Sometimes for me it’s better to be in the dark and have God tell me what to do than to do things on my own. Everybody in the world needs Gods help every once in a while. At first this really confused me then I got its meaning and as confusing as it was it had true meaning in it. It’s saying no madder how much we forgive or how good we are God is always better. It also says that we need to love everybody and to love, love its self.