Pestering, Ornery Issues and People
Went to prison Friday 1 PM. Needed to get skid steer in for maintenance, spent too much time at church on way where ornery old woman I know was working. Gave her a hug and told her so! Worked up a sweat on a hot day trying to start skid steer! Finally forced to give in and do what I planned to do at start of day! Thought – Oh I could skip – but sensed the spirit was pestering me! Gave in! Took shower – got dressed – presentable – clergy! Went to prison!
Divided – so what do we have that links us?
No one was there!
What do you have in mind for me today Lord? No one in prison comes
until the “count” is complete and every inmate is accounted for! Then
they came! A Georgia Tech grad, a drug runner, a Mexican Father and a
boot camp young man. We talked the many issues of our day and the
division! So what do we all have in common even those most radical- so
what is it? Everyone bleeds the same red blood – without which life
ceases to exist! And it is the willingness to shed ones blood for
others the secret and mystery of new life lives! The life blood of the
water of life changed into the finest wine – the only medicine with the
potential to wash away causes of division and bring healing to wounds
buried deep in the bones where blood is created!
We changed to Friday in hopes the boot camp juveniles could attend. We got our first one to attend and as we parted he said – please make sure they announce your service so I can come again and some others!
So now I understand the persistence of the voice that spoke to me as I debated all I wanted to get done!
War – Hate – Cost – Blood – Healing:
Our nation is divided and broken by a language of Hate! We are in a war without bullets – a war against God’s design – attack & destroy anyone who disagrees with self declared design – who among us is willing to shed blood to heal the many self inflicted wounds human nature’s willingness to listen to the voice of the one who seeks our ruin ?