Jesus page the most popular on Facebook

Sept. 5, 2011 at 12:59 PM
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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C., Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The North Carolina creator of "Jesus Daily," Facebook's most popular page for the past three months, said he aims to "provide people with encouragement."

Aaron Tabor, 41, a Wake Forest University research physician whose father was a preacher, said he created "Jesus Daily" as a hobby in April 2009 and industry blog said the page has received more comments, shared content and "Likes" during the past three months than any other page, including teen singer Justin Bieber's page, The New York Times reported Monday.

Tabor's posts to the page, which come about five times a day, include prayers, images and meditations with a Christian message.

"I wanted to provide people with encouragement," Tabor said. "And I thought I would give it a news spin by calling it daily."

"Well, I'm tired and so weary, but I must go on until my Lord comes and calls me away. Oh, yes! The night is as black as the sea, but Your lamp is my Light. There will be Peace in the valley for me someday. There will be Peace in the valley, oh, Lord I pray! There will be no sadness, sorrows, or troubles I will see when You come for me! How sweet will it be?" Tabor wrote in a recent post.

Facebook users praised the page's usefulness in practicing their faith.

"Jesus Daily reminds me every day that I am not alone," said Kristin Davis-Ford of Houston. "Every single prayer request I have posted has been answered, and I know it is the power of God's children, coming together and standing in agreement."

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