The Hiding Place

Why is Betsie grateful for the lice (fleas in the book) in the barracks?


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“Thank You,” Betsie went on serenely, “for the fleas and for—” The fleas! This was too much. “Betsie, there’s no way even God can make me
grateful for a flea.”
“‘Give thanks in all circumstances,’” she quoted. “It doesn’t say, ‘in pleasant circumstances.’ Fleas are part of this place where God has put us.” And so we stood between piers of bunks and gave thanks for fleas. But this time I was sure Betsie was wrong.

Boom, Corrie Ten; Elizabeth Sherrill; John Sherrill. The Hiding Place (p. 210). Baker Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.