We Are All Prisoners . . . But To What?

Apr 27, 2018

by Pamela Deacon-Joyner, board member

After almost 5 years of being a member of Living Stones Prison Congregation I find myself still amazed, excited and filled with the joy of the Lord every Saturday evening. This is my opportunity to share worship with the men of Living Stones, men who are in a number of stages seeking the Lord. They help me to understand what “a deer panting for water” or “casting all your care on the Lord” is all about. Once they step foot into the chapel, it is like witnessing transformation.

Thinking about the kind of prison these men are in, they cannot leave, cannot do a lot of things yet they can worship God, they can pray, they can share the GOOD NEWS of Jesus Christ.  They have prayer meetings in their cell, they have Bible study, and they witness to those around them, to both the inmates and the guards.

What kind of prison are you in? Is it similar to the men? Many people are prisoners to things of this world leaving no room within their soul for Jesus Christ, they may be prisoners to greed where it is never enough, or prisoners to doubt or fear where each day brings uncertainty and isolation. It was Jesus who promised us that “my Grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” What a promise! For when I am weak, then I am strong.” 

Category: grace

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