Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Forgiveness and Courage

We are inundated with news everyday that is discouraging, even downright depressing. As Christians we believe in our heads that God is Sovereign, that "light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it" (John 1:5), that the gospel of Jesus redeems and transforms lives. But when the news continues to bombard us, we sometimes forget. Testimonies of God at work encourage our hearts and fuel our hope. Here is #3 in the series.


Saeed Abedini is an Iranian/American Christian who is being persecuted in one of Iran's most notorious prisons. In a letter to his wife, he talks about his unimaginable trial. Forgiveness in his circumstances is truly miraculous, a testimony to the gospel that has made forgiveness possible.

Meanwhile, Saeed's wife waits with her two young children in Idaho, praying and hoping for his release. Her response is no less miraculous. Read the letter she wrote for his 33rd birthday yesterday.

Please join me in praying for this family, that God would sustain and encourage them, reuniting them very soon. Pray also that Saeed's persecutors would meet Jesus through Saeed's faithful witness.

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