“The Hiding Place” Memoir

Check out this valuable analogy that was captured when Corrie ten Boom asked her father a question about sex. His response came after grasping a heavy piece of luggage:

“Will you carry it off the train, Corrie?” her father finally asked.
After a brief struggle to lift the suitcase, Corrie confessed her inability to heft it off the ground: “It’s too heavy.” “Yes,” he said. “And it would be a pretty poor father who would ask his little girl to carry such a load. It’s the same way, Corrie, with knowledge. 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 if for you.” Recounting the story-which becomes something of a guidepost throughout the rest of her account-Corrie sums up her reaction to her father’s unexpected words. “And I was satisfied,” she writes. “More than satisfied-wonderfully at peace. There were answers to this and all my hard questions-for now I was content to leave them in my father’s keeping.”