|Pastor Saeed Abedini|
before being imprisoned
American Pastor Saeed Abedini has just been released from imprisonment in Iran.
For more than three years, Pastor Saeed – a U.S. citizen – has endured imprisonment in Iran.
We can now officially confirm that Pastor Saeed has been freed. In addition there are reports that 3 other Americans imprisoned in Iran have also been released.
News broke late last night that Pastor Saeed had been taken from his prison cell to Iran’s Central Intelligence agency. While the details are still coming in, we can confirm that this morning he was released.Along with Jay and millions of other Christians, I want to publicly thank God for answering our prayers and turning the hearts of the Iranian rulers.
I posted a Christmas letter from Pastor Abedini in 2014 which mentions some of his hardships in prison and his reflections on the first Christmas and its hardships for Mary and Joseph along with God's purpose in sending His only begotten Son into the world.
Christmas means that God came so that He would enter your hearts today and transform your lives and to replace your pain with indescribable joy.
Christmas is the manifestation of the radiant brightness of the Glory of God in the birth of a child named Emmanuel, which means God is with us.
Christmas is the day that the heat of the life-giving fire of God’s love shone in the dark cold wintry frozen hearts and burst forth in this deadly wicked world.