Friday, January 9, 2015

Blessings Behind Bars

 There are blessings from our brothers behind bars.  You just need to open your eyes so that you can recognize them.  One of our brothers in Christ wrote out the final verse of an inspirational Psalm - Psalm 19:14.  It is quite familiar yet strikingly beautiful.  It is prayerful, challenging the self to become the person he/she was created to be.  It also reminds us that God is our Rock and our only source of salvation.  He is the strong one who comes to bring about redemption.  It's just one more reason to praise Him.  

On the back of the baptism class booklet, one of the men at the prison drew this creative picture of what looks to be the "New Life Leaf" with an embedded cross.  I like what this picture has to say.  The green growth of inner transformation happens in and through the cross of Christ.  He is the inspiration for us.  If growth is to occur it must come in Christ, through Christ and for Christ.  And that's just one more reason to praise Him.

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