2 Weeks Free

Friday night I had the privilege of going to a reunion service of sorts named "Freedom on the Other Side."  It was a service to celebrate prisoners who have been released and are serving the Lord.  One man in particular had just been released 2 weeks ago and hearing his testimony, listening to him sing to the Lord, and seeing the smile and joy of Jesus Christ on his face was such an encouragement.  The thing about that was he wasn't just smiling because he was free on the outside; my dad said he was happy like that on the inside as well.  He was joyful because he had experienced true freedom in Christ.  Another ex prisoner said something that really impacted me.  He said, "When you are out of God's will, you meet all the wrong people; when you are in God's will, you meet all the right people."  He also said, "Thank God we don't look like what we have been through."  You can clearly see the change and hand of God on these guys.  I talked to one facilitator, which is also what my dad does, and he has been going in for the past 20 years and he said he never once felt intimated but always privileged to do what he does. And like the cry of all volunteers for the Lord he said, "We need more workers."  Reminds me of the scripture verse that says the harvest is ready but the workers are few.

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