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  1. j2theperson says:

    I wonder how long this has been in the works and if it contributed to Naghmeh’s odd behavior/statements of the last several months.

  2. Jean says:

    Praise the Lord!

  3. Em says:

    Thank You, Lord !

  4. Matt says:

    Praise God. Of course, now is not the time to slack off on praying for them, but to ask the Lord for grace and healing as they reunite as a family. It’s been a long struggle.

  5. Anonymous lady says:

    For those who are saying that maybe her statements of abuse were coerced by the Iranian govt., just think about it. After asking for prayer continually and going through channels, such as meeting with Obama, do you think she would cave in to lying just to further the cause? Like, okay, I tried God’s way, now I’ll give in and do it the devil’s way. It doesn’t make sense. If anything, she would probably say, they want me to lie, but I’m going to ask for more prayer and stand firm and let God win. It’s not right to minimize a woman’s claim of abuse. She said she couldn’t take the pressure of a double life anymore. She never recanted, only said, I had a time of weakness, now I’m getting out of the public eye to spend time with the Lord. She never said, I lied about it, it never happened. I would imagine that she could have some audio or video evidence as well, as she has been getting advice from her lawyer. I think now the prayers should be for his almost certain PTSD, and for her and the kids protection. I’m glad she has had some very public people standing with her all this time, because she’s gonna need their support.

  6. Babylon's Dread says:

    I have many thoughts about this but mostly I am just grateful he is released alive and the others with him. There are a few things that we will all wonder about but they do not matter right now. Let’s pray for the family to heal and be completely reconciled and restored to wholeness. Let’s not turn this into a political ball to toss around. Let’s not ascribe blame or credit carelessly.

    Let’s enjoy the good things for a while.

  7. Em says:

    yes, pray for the family…

    since this is also “Open Blogging” i must add that this world is fomenting some pretty bad stuff right now – everywhere you turn those in authority are calling evil good and good evil
    topsy-turvy weather patterns, U.S. government’s rats nests of bureaucracies, disintegrating infrastructures, etc. and yet the only news that gets reported to us by our press is who’s saying what as they jockey for the chance to be President/figureheads for their sponsoring special interest groups… too simplistic a view? just normal cycling? perhaps and perhaps it’s best not to spotlight what’s coming down… dunno

    let God be true and every man a liar? Romans 3

  8. Steve Wright says:

    Let’s enjoy the good things for a while.
    ——————————————–
    Enjoying the good things for awhile with Dread. I was initially shocked at my seeming emotionless response when someone texted me the news this morning.

    When I walked over to my wife and told her the news, I couldn’t get the words out with beginning to cry.

  9. Paige says:

    Amen to Anonymous Lady comments. We must continue to pray and love unconditionally for Saeed, Naghmeh and the children and extended family members. I hope they all receive extensive medical and emotional care for a good long time….

  10. Erunner says:

    I am thrilled that these hostages have been released. I am happy for their loved ones and pray the hostages are in good health and can overcome the emotional aspects of what they have endured.

    There are going to be many conversations going forward but for now I am happy for these hostages and their families.

  11. Babylon's Dread says:

    I think we have to admit that President Obama kept his promise to Naghmeh and her children. I think we have to admit that the nuclear deal was not made while ignoring our citizens. I think this is one case where much of the criticism we have levied is proven unwarranted. I am sure we will politicize this according to our own interests but my interests were served in getting these men home.

  12. Erunner says:

    Dread, Having watched the news this morning I can’t help not seeing it politicized as time moves on. It is sadly the world we live in. It’ll run its course until our attention is pointed elsewhere.

  13. Linnea says:

    So happy Saeed has been released…and praying for the family, too.

  14. Cash says:

    I humbly pray for all those who have been released and their families that they will find help in dealing with the hellish emotional aftermath of their ordeal. In some ways, the trauma is just beginning…..

  15. j2theperson says:

    I’m going to pray that his children remain safe.

  16. Mr Jesperson says:

    News reports are quoting his wife as making this public statement: In Naghmeh’s words: “This has been an answer to prayer. This is a critical time for me and my family. We look forward to Saeed’s return and want to thank the millions of people who have stood with us in prayer during this most difficult time.”

  17. Open24Hours says:

    Dread at #11, amen. Thank God he is free, and thank God the administration secured his freedom.

  18. Soldier of Jah says:

    Hopefully His wife will be protected during this transition phase of him coming home and getting counsel so that he can not mistreat her.

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