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Daily Courage - January 18

  • 2020 Jan 18

from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church

If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord. 

(Romans 14:8)

Mehdi Dibaj

My dear son, does it ever happen to you that you weep all night? But morning comes and joy flows.

Very soon we will see the fruit of the hard things in our lives and we will be satisfied.

This is our hope; the blessed hope that Christ is coming. He will lead us to life-giving springs.

To be with you, O Lord, is Paradise

To live in the Spirit is sweet and full of fruits

To die in your way, O Christ is life itself.

They once asked, "What will you do in the day of hardship and pressure?"

The answer, "I welcome the difficulties with joy, because I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

In the triumphal procession of Christ

We will go forward by the power of God

And spread the good news of His salvation.

Mehdi Dibaj is from Iran. While this book was being compiled, Mehdi Dibaj had been in prison for nine years. Early in 1994 he was released, but was murdered six months later. His courtroom defense was edited to form part of this book.

Copyright [C] 1995 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

Copyright [C] 1995 Open Doors International. Used by permission.

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