Subaidath is the daughter of an Islamic scholar and imam, who considered herself a staunch Muslim. However, there was one thing she lacked – peace of mind. One day she discovered a Christian tract in her school dormitory. When she read the Gospel for the first time, it resonated within her soul, but her heart was hardened. But a few nights later something unusual happened.
Jesus revealed Himself to her in a dream, touched her with His nail-pierced hands, and said, “Do not be worried and upset. Believe in God the Father and also in me; for I am the Prince of
Peace. I have been crucified, died, and resurrected to give you peace and eternal life.”
When Subaidath told her family about her commitment to Jesus, they got extremely upset. When they recognized she would not change her mind, her father and brothers decided she must pay the ultimate price for dishonouring the family.
They devised a crude electric chair. They stripped off most of Subaidath’s clothing and forcibly bound her to the chair. But when her father flipped the switch to send high voltage through the chair, nothing happened. They tried different outlets and sockets, but it was as if the electricity refused to flow. Her father got so angry and frustrated he beat her once more and screamed, “You are no longer my daughter,” then threw her outside the house, half-naked. With tears streaming down her face – filled with humiliation and pain – she ran to a Christian friend’s home across town.
The following day, her friends asked their neighbors what they thought when they saw a half-naked woman run through the streets. One of the neighbors happened to see Subaidath that night, but he reported that he saw her wearing a beautiful white dress. She believes God hid her nakedness, clothed her in the white dress, just as He took away her shame and covered her with the righteousness of Christ. Subaidath remains a faithful servant of Jesus Christ and is active in the underground church.
Source: Joel News International
BIBLE STUDY: Matthew 18:10-14
PRAISE God that He ‘seeks and saves that which was lost.’ PRAY for Muslims converting to Christ.