Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think (Ephesians 3:20 WEB).
Today, Naghmeh Abedini, a self-described homebody from Boise, Idaho, will have a personal audience with President of the United States. Amazing. I’m not sure who arranged the meeting, but it sure sounds like God opened the door. Thousands around the world are, at this very moment, fasting and praying with Naghmeh as she makes an appeal for her husband Saeed’s release from the Iranian prison.
As we intercede on her behalf, let’s remind ourselves of the stories in the Bible about Esther, Daniel, Joseph, Nehemiah, and even Paul. During a crisis point in their lives, each one appealed to a government leader to intervene on their behalf. And each time, God moved mightily.
I’m spending time on Day Sixteen of our 21 Day Fast for Pastor Saeed, reflecting on the goodness, power, and love of our God. He is mighty to save. He has done it before and He can do it again. Oh how my heart goes out to Naghmeh and my prayers go up to God on her behalf.
Fasting has been a little harder for me the last three days. I was compelled to fast from all food to support Naghmeh after reading that she was doing a three day fast to prepare for the President’s visit to Boise. I keep hearing this phrase in my mind: “Too weak to worry, but mighty in prayer.” Will you join me in lifting the arms of this courageous young woman in prayer?
I pray for Naghmeh to have great favor with our President today. That he would be overwhelmed by the light of Christ in her eyes. And above all, that he would be moved to action, and unable to rest until he brings Saeed back to his family.