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To My Beloved Future Brother on His 22nd Birthday

To my beloved future brother, I can’t believe this is the third birthday that has gone by since God laid you on my heart.  The love He has given me for you has grown exponentially since that day.  I know … Continue reading

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Unanswered Prayers: Reflections on my Day at the Tsarnaev Trial

Sometimes when you’re planning something for a long time, you end up thinking about it so much that you develop expectations for exactly how it’s going to go.  I had planned to go to Jahar’s trial for two days in … Continue reading

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Without Suffering Grace is Hard to See

Lord is it possible to get this far And just now understand who You are? I’m feeling foolish yet relieved as well ‘Cause what I bought before, I just can’t sell But now my eyes are open wide If this … Continue reading

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Calling Each By Its Name

Last fall, several of us started a prayer ministry for people on death row called Operation Life.  We are assigned to specific inmates who are within 3 months of their execution (although that often gets stayed repeatedly), and we commit … Continue reading

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Going and Telling

The Gospels are full to the brim of stories of the incredible healing power of Jesus’s love, many of which end in the exact same way. In Matthew 9, Jesus restores the sight of two blind men because of their … Continue reading

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Change Your Desktop Background to ‘Hope For Jahar’

Editor’s note: The following blog post is an anonymous submission from a Christians United for Jahar contributor. Praise God more brothers and sisters have adopted to pray for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev at “Adopt-A-Terrorist” and make it their mission to pray for … Continue reading

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Let not one go unwarned and unprayed for

I think it’s imperative that we realize what’s truly at stake here: If nothing changes, Jahar is going to hell. What he’s suffering now because of his injuries, being locked in a 10 x 10 foot cell all alone for … Continue reading

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The Problem of Pain

Tonight I stumbled across two quotes from C.S. Lewis from his book The Problem of Pain, one of which I was familiar with and one of which was new to me. Both made me think of Jahar, in light of … Continue reading

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