Daily Courage - January 15

from Day by Day with the Persecuted Church

Like clay in the hand of the potter, so are you in my hand. (Jeremiah 18:6)

Mehdi Dibaj

It is to the humble that God gives His grace.

It is in the fire that gold becomes pure.

It is the rubbing and cutting that makes the diamond brilliant.

It is in high temperatures that the rust of the pot is burnt.

It is through the narrow gate that we enter the Kingdom of Heaven.

It is in great difficulties that men of God are made.

Lord, make me such a man.

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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