Related commentaries – Fellowship

The Brothers Bring Benjamin to Joseph – Genesis 43:16 – 43:34

Praying in Ravensbruck Concentration Camp.

One of the most powerful prayers in the midst of suffering I have read came from the horrors of Ravensbruck concentration camp. It was built in 1939 for women and over 90,000 women and children were murdered there by the Nazis. Corrie Ten Boom, who wrote The Hiding Place, was imprisoned there. The prayer, found in the clothing of a dead child, says: O Lord, remember not only the men and woman of good will, but also those of ill will. But do not remember all of the suffering they have inflicted upon us: Instead remember the fruits we have borne because of this suffering, our fellowship, our loyalty to one another, our humility, our courage, our generosity, that has grown from this trouble. When our persecutors come to be judged by you, let all of these fruits that we have borne be their forgiveness. (Victor Yap - Sermon Central)