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Message from the heart

From David D. in Apalachee CI, Sneads FL:

"In March of this year, I found myself at the lowest point of human despair... in solitary confinement in a county jail, facing a minimum of 20 years incarcerated for crimes I committed... My spirit was burdened with guilt, humiliation and hopelessness. I prayed without ceasing, but my will to live and my sanity were on the very brink of destruction...

One afternoon as the corrections officer was passing out mail, he stopped in front of my cell with a thick package, called to me and said, "Mail." I wasn't expecting anything, but mail is a blessing to anyone who is jailed, so I immediately jumped down to see who was thinking of me. Thank you God! Some blessed soul knew of my faith, my trials and decided to send me this daily guide to spiritual integrity.

Now I want to submit a verse & prayer in hopes it will find its way into a future calendar and from there, via the Holy Spirit, to another person in need of refuge & salvation.

Jeremiah 18:6
Behold as the clay is in the potters hand, so are you in my hand...

Thank you Father for the subtle application of your gentle, loving and patient hand to our hearts. It is comforting to know that you care deeply for our peace of mind, happiness and health. Thank you for sacrificing your son Jesus for our salvation. And thank you for the gift of love which heals allthings. In Jesus' name, Amen.

P.S. In case you wondered about the end to the story, I received a 21 yr. sentence for my crimes, but my faith has freed me from the torture of hopelessness. For the Lord removed from me a spirit of fear and provided me with peace, strength and sound mind. The body is jailed, but the spirit soars with the eagles. Glory to God the Father! Amen."


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