“Princes persecute me without a cause, but my heart stands in awe of Your word.” — Psalm 119:161.
The Soviet Union was a communist country that broke up into smaller countries in the late 20th century. The police often searched the houses of Christians. If they found Christian books, they took the books away. Sometimes they arrested the Christians.
Piotr was a Christian boy in the Soviet Union. During the night, he and his parents and little sister, Nadia, heard someone pounding on the door. “Open up! It’s the police!” the men at the door shouted.
Piotr’s mother whispered, “What should I do with the Bible? They’ll take it away!”
Piotr had an idea. He grabbed the Bible and put it under the blanket on his Nadia’s doll bed. He told his sister, “Don’t pay any attention to the people who are coming in. Just keep playing with your doll in her bed.”
Hours later, after a long search, the police finally left. They hauled away hymn books and other books. Then Nadia took the Bible from the doll’s bed. “We still have our Bible, thanks to Piotr!” she said.
Piotr said, “Let’s thank God! I prayed that they wouldn’t find the Bible, and he answered my prayer.”
(Source: When Will We See Our Father Again? [Out of print])
To Think About
- Where would you hide your Bible if you didn’t want anyone to find it?
- In free countries, Christians do not have to hide their Bibles. They can read God’s Word freely. Have you read your Bible today?