We Are Honored

By Ruth Bell Graham   •   August 17, 2004

I wonder if this is how the believer will feel when he stands one day before God?

God entrusts to some of His servants–without explanation–the most difficult circumstances. Just look at Job, Joseph, Daniel and the early martyrs.

A young man released from an oppressive, atheistic regime was asked, “What was it like, being persecuted for your faith?”

“We thought it was the normal Christian life,” was the surprising, yet candid, reply.

He was right. It is Christians in the West who are living abnormally. Personally, I am grateful for the “abnormality.” But if it doesn’t last, we must not question, complain or become bitter. Instead let us accept each day as the Lord sends it, living obediently and faithfully and not fearing what may come. We know that the glory ahead will obliterate the grim past.

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