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DANCE ON WOUNDED FEET

Richard Rumbren was arrested by the Communists in Romania many years ago because he believed in Jesus. For fourteen years, he and some other Christians were kept in one little room some thirty feet below the ground. And in all those years all they had was one little light bulb. It was horrible- life.

When he was finally released, Richard wrote a book titled Tortured for Christ to relate what h( went through. And he began traveling about telling his story. But Richard could no longer stand up His feet were so damaged by torture that he has to sit down to speak.

After the wall came down in 1992, Richard got to go back to Romania. And they took him to show him the very first Christian bookstore in that nation. They were giving him the tour and showing him the books.

Then the owner said, "Come down stairs and see all the wonderful things we have in the warehouse."

So Richard and his wife went down the stairs, and when they got to the room, Richard was. shocked. Then everyone was startled when this old man battered feet started dancing across the room.

"Richard, what's gotten into you?" asked the owner.

But Richard just started laughing and said, "This is the room where they kept me in for fourteen years."

God had the last laugh! There are times, maybe even now, when things look bleak or even hopeless. But in time God has, and will, be faithful ! We must stay the course and trust Him for all we need.

For His Cause,
Tim Woodward