Happy Birthday, Corrie ten Boom! Here’s a brief excerpt from my book, Victorious: Corrie ten Boom and The Hiding Place:
Two and a half years of physical but not spiritual decline followed the third stroke. At about 10:30 p.m., with Lotte and Pam by her side, on April 15, 1983, Corrie’s 91st birthday, the old Haarlem watchmaker’s heart finally stopped ticking. Corrie went to her final hiding place and saw her glorious Lord face to face. Victory was finally hers. On her tombstone would be a simple inscription:
Corrie ten Boom
Jesus Is Victor
According to Jewish tradition, dying on one’s birthday is considered to be a particular blessing.