Today is the first day of Lent! Please consider doing a ‘Lent Challenge’ to honor the three Americans held in Iran today. Sara of “A Spacious Place” writes about it in her latest article, re-posted here with permission.
“I was in prison
you came to visit me.”
I am dedicating this Lenten season to three Americans who are wrongly imprisoned in Iran: Pastor Saeed Abedini, Amir Hekmati (former marine), and Bob Levinson (former FBI agent). I wrote about them in February, so please see that blog post for more details about this crisis.
Unfortunately, we can’t go to visit them, but we can make “virtual visits.” Let me explain: I can picture thousands of us praying for these men during Lent and asking angels to attend and minister to their needs. As angels took care of Jesus in the wilderness and in the Garden of Gethsemane, we can ask for angels to care for all three men. Angels delivered Peter from prison! Along with praying, each time we do something for them — write a letter on their behalf, post information…
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