I read an article this morning from FOX NEWS that told of a prisoner that faces execution because he believes in Jesus as the one true God.  I’ve seen his face and prayed for him.  We have posted him on our bulletin board to remind us that we need to pray for him. In fact, I am unsure of exactly  what to do with the verse that tells us to pray for those imprisoned as if we ourselves were there.

Hebrews 13:3  ” Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.”

FROM FOX.COM by Lisa Daftari: “Supporters fear Youcef Nadarkhani, a 34-year-old father of two who was arrested over two years ago on charges of apostasy, may now be executed at any time without prior warning, as death sentences in Iran may be carried out immediately or dragged out for years.”

The picture is sobering.  He’s Josh’s age.  She’s likely my age.  The boys could be playmates with my kids.  This is a real family, standing strong for what they know is true.  I will pray for them today.  I will wrestle with Hebrews 13:3 today.  I hope you will, too.



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