Dear Friends, thank you for joining us for my Christian short story, The Scars were worth it for Jesus. [NEWS: Steadfast Book TWO is NOW OUT! Find details below.]
After reading Brother Yun’s book, The Heavenly Man, this past winter (my book review is forthcoming), I have been provoked to step out more for my own faith in Jesus Christ. I wrote the following story after thinking about the scars some persecuted believers receive from being tortured in China, Iran, and other countries.
My own body has a few scars. I can recall the days and tragedies surrounding those events. But was living for Christ involved? I wonder what these wounded believers think when they look upon the scars they carry for the rest of their lives. They were willing to suffer for Jesus. They were willing to guard their mouths and not betray their coworkers. We would be honored to remain so loyal to our Savior! How about you? Do you have scars that testify of Jesus and His inspiration for you to remain standing strong? See you on the next page—David Telbat
The Scars were worth it for Jesus
by D.I. Telbat
Mr. Cho stood outside the prison in Lanzhou, China. His release had ended with a day-long propaganda exercise of brainwashing, pressing him to support the Communist Party. But Cho was too saturated with the love of Jesus Christ to be brainwashed by mere people. What “they” didn’t understand was that he wasn’t against the government. He was just for Jesus Christ. Regardless, the Party had made sure he served every day of his seven year sentence.