Tag Archives: redemption

I wish…

I wish they could’ve seen what I see. A wretch, yes. One deserving of severe punishment, of course. But an irredeemable monster? Never. Had they only looked at you through the eyes of grace, they’d have seen a lost and … Continue reading

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Open Letter to Dzhokhar Tsarnaev

Editor’s Note: This is an anonymous submission to Christians United For Jahar. You will never see this. But other people will.  And some of them will probably hate me for it. Despising you almost destroyed me. The first time I … Continue reading

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I Have Never Commanded Such a Horrible Deed

In Jeremiah 7, verses 30-31, the Lord says, “The people of Judah have sinned before my very eyes.  They have set up their abominable idols right in the Temple that bears my name, defiling it.  They have built pagan shrines … Continue reading

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My Darling Child / I Still Love Him

As I read in Jeremiah a few weeks ago – I was struck by a set of verses about God bringing Israel back from captivity.  The verses spoke so perfectly to me about how God feels about His lost children, … Continue reading

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You and Me

I have been listening to this song on repeat since someone recommended it to me on Monday. It is a hauntingly beautiful song about the redemption offered to us through Christ, and the lyrics include powerful imagery that is extremely … Continue reading

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Hello, my name is…

We all have them: labels that the enemy uses to keep us in bondage and to knock us down. Maybe they’re labels we’ve given ourselves out of a false sense of who we are. Maybe they’re labels that others have … Continue reading

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Don’t Shrink Back

Editor’s Note:  This is an anonymous submission from the author of “Open Letter: Another Story of God Working on Our Hearts.” Time has passed. Over a year since the attack on Boston in April 2013, and several months since I … Continue reading

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Remembering what was lost

“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” – Psalm 34:18 In our quest to see redemption win, we must not forget the tragedy that made redemption necessary in the first place. A year ago … Continue reading

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Boldly I Approach

He pulls me close with nail-scarred hands into His everlasting arms. Many times I hear a Christian song and immediately think about Jahar because the lyrics speak of what I so deeply desire for him. That song then becomes associated with him … Continue reading

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The Nature of God

As Christians, we often feel like we have a good grasp of the Gospel and that we understand the nature of the God we serve…..but do we really?  I now know that, before God placed Jahar on my heart, I … Continue reading

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