Monday, October 13, 2008

This is Our God!

The following excerpt is from Living Water by Brother Yun. He was a leader in the house church movement in China and suffered a great deal of persecution and imprisonment for his involvement. The passage below picks up during Brother Yun's elongated and very painful stay at Zhengzhou Prison.

As the weeks passed, I became more and more depressed at my situation. My wife Deling was in the women's prison, and I had no idea what had become of my two children. It seemed as if the Lord had rejected me and left me to rot in prison forever. My legs were crippled and my spirit crushed. Each night I propped my lame legs up against the wall to try to lessen the pain.

It was the lowest point of my life.

At that point, Jesus came to me and reaffirmed His covenant. He told me, "This prison is real, but I am the Truth!" This made all the difference, because Jesus promised, "The truth will set you free" (John 8:31). My Savior had not forgotten me, for it is impossible for Him to forsake one of His children! He spoke His Word to me, and commanded me to get up and walk.

Brother Yun, upon hearing the Lord's command, walked past multiple gaurds and gates, right out of Zhengzhou Prison. Praise God! The prisons in our lives are real, but Jesus is more real! This is our God!