A long, long time ago, a young man was standing in the midst of the stoning of Stephen. His name? Saul of Tarsus.
No one among us would have guessed in that day that God would use one of the very men who joined in on the assassination of Stephen to become one of His most famous soldiers. Paul became what Saul hated; a follower of Jesus.
Somehow, God looked past the hate and spite and even the bloody scene as rocks pelted Stephen to his death. God needed that man named Saul who was a part of the vicious attack.
Would you join hundreds and thousands of us as we pray with the vision to see that 19 year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev could learn of God's Son? This is exactly the kind of person God could use as a profound spokesman for Kingdom Life. Too, he would be a powerful tool in the Muslim community.
Pray. Pray for Dzhokhar to have a cell-mate who might know Jesus. Or pray for a chaplain to appear. Or a letter. Or a book. Or a broadcast. God is not stymied by any barricades. Pray that God would use this man to advance the Good News to a region desperate for the new of a New Birth
May God give us the grace to build a gigantic prayer army.
Memorial Drive Church of Christ