Tag Archives: Islam

I was found of Thee

We studied the following passage at small group last night, and I felt like the Holy Spirit was speaking to me about Jahar throughout: He entered Jericho and was passing through. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus. He was a chief … Continue reading

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You Are Stronger

Jesus, I fully trust that You are working all things together to bring Jahar home to You – and if I remain close to You in constant prayer, I never doubt it.  But sometimes when my mind drifts from You … Continue reading

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Broken Cisterns

Your heart Is filled with pure desires — To please God daily To receive mercy for your sins To have eternal life To know the One who’s always been But you Are running to broken cisterns — That speak empty … Continue reading

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“But that’s impossible!”

I’m feeling really discouraged today thinking about how as we’ve prayed for Jahar, he’s actually gotten far deeper into Islam and learning about how basically all he reads is Islamic books that people send him thinking that they’ll help him. … Continue reading

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Identity – A Letter to Jahar

Editor’s Note: If Jahar one day does become a Christian and the SAMs are ever lifted, I fully intend to send this letter to him. For now, the beautiful truths in this letter remain untrue, but it is my desperate prayer … Continue reading

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Those Things He Was Saying Today: Reflections on the Tsarnaev Sentencing

On Wednesday, I attended Jahar’s formal sentencing in Boston.  I had hemmed and hawed for a long time over whether to go or not.  I don’t have a lot of extra vacation days to take, and they didn’t give much … Continue reading

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Stacking the Deck

I don’t know Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. I never have. And until God answers our desperate prayers and I meet him in heaven, I likely never will. But C.S. Lewis once said, “Do not waste time bothering whether you ‘love’ your neighbor; … Continue reading

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I Want Everyone to See

When the stars came crashing down  In tiny pieces to the ground I was all alone down here Trapped beneath the atmosphere Then I thought Somebody called my name I spun around and caught a flame I gave in to … Continue reading

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Fighting Evil With Love

I wanted to share this editorial I wrote for a journalism class on April 26, 2013 — 11 days after the Boston Marathon Bombings, 7 days after Jahar was captured, and 5 days after I made a daily commitment for … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Jahar

Note: I realize that Jahar will never read this, nor is this what I would actually write him if the special administrative measures weren’t in place because he’d probably find it extremely offensive. I just wanted to let out the … Continue reading

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