Friday, January 30, 2015

Abused & Suffering, Yet Thankful...

If you've read Life with Lynnie (LwL) for a while now, you'll be aware that I've posted with regards to pastor Saeed, and how he needs to be released from the prison in Iran.

Why is pastor Saeed there?

During a visit, he was arrested and imprisoned.  You see, Islam didn't accept the fact that he is Christian.

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) has been working hard ever since pastor Saeed and others were persecuted for their faith, and arrested by Muslims.

Possibly, there is some good news. 

Recently, USA's President Obama and his wife met with pastor Saeed's wife and children. 

This I heard on the news.  Plus, yesterday I received an e-mail from ACLJ.  Here, I copied/pasted the e-mail message, so you could read it:


American Pastor Saeed just wrote a heartfelt letter thanking President Obama.

He wrote the President from his Iranian jail cell, thanking him for meeting with his family and for making his case a "top priority."

Pastor Saeed wrote:
"Thank you again for standing up for my family and I and for thousands of Christians across the world who are persecuted for their faith in Jesus Christ. President Obama, you have my prayers from inside of these walls."

Read Pastor Saeed's Letter of Thanks to the President.

Pastor Saeed - a U.S. citizen imprisoned for his Christian faith - remains in intense pain.

He needs medical treatment because of prison beatings. He deserves to be home.

A National Security Council spokesperson said today, "We remain concerned about the health and welfare" of Pastor Saeed and again called on Iran to release him so he can be reunited with his family.

As we fight globally for his freedom, please urge President Obama to keep his word - to fight for Pastor Saeed's release.

Sign Our Petition: Bring Pastor Saeed Home.

Jordan Sekulow
ACLJ Executive Director

How wonderful it is that pastor Saeed is thankful.  Thankful enough to even write a letter thanking his President Obama.

So many people would not be. 

Especially, if they were like him... being abused physically, emotionally, and without any way of knowing if they would ever be released from prison.  Or, if they would be murdered.

Thinking about this, made it clear in my mind, that pastor Saeed, is obedient.  And, thankful to God, for everything in His life.

Much like we read we should be, in 1 Thessalonians 5:18, "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you."

It is obvious that pastor Saeed has accepted the fact that even though he doesn't deserve to be incarcerated and hurt physically, he is thankful to God.  And, has accepted the fact that what is happening to him, is happening due to it being the will of God.

This amazes me.

There are not many people like this.  Not, that I've met.

I've said it before, and I'll say it again... please, pray for pastor Saeed. 

And, pray also for everyone else who has suffered persecution, and been imprisoned, solely due to the fact that they are NOT Islamic.  NOT Muslim.

Thank you.  May God bless you.

Until next time...

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