These are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in His name. (John 20:31)
The Gospel of John offers great encouragement to us, not only in times of prosperity but also in times of hardship and trial.
To the disoriented, thirsty Samaritan woman He offers water that will quench her thirst (John 4).
To the spiritually hungry He gives the bread of life (John 6).
To the ones that walk in darkness without any sense of destination He provides the light of the world (John 8).
To the defenseless who suffer from the wolf and the lion He assures that He is the good shepherd (John 10).
To the ones that see no way out He says that He is the door to freedom (John 10).
To the ones that have lost the meaning of life He says, "I am the way, the truth and the life" (John 14).
To the ones that are afraid of death He says, "I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes on me will live, even though he dies" (John 11).
The "I AM" comes to us today, to do just that for us.
Horacio Herrera from Cuba. Because of his leading role in the Cuban Church, he writes using a pseudonym.
Copyright [C] 1995 Open Doors International. Used by permission.
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Day by Day with the Persecuted Church
compiled by Jan Pit with a forward by Brother Andrew (paperback, revised 2000)
Compelling wisdom from the pen of actual believers living amidst persecution, you'll be connected to the suffering, courage, and depth of life that exists in the harshest places in the world. Each of these 365 thought-provoking devotions will deepen your understanding of Christian persecution and provoke you to pray for our brothers and sisters with a new found depth.