Thursday, September 24, 2009

On stepping into freedom

It was a three-hour drive.

It was worth it!

I was at a prison to welcome a woman as she walked from behind bars after nine years! We hugged.

I didn't know her well. Our paths crossed because of a mutual friend, who asked that we assist in solving a problem between the family and the state, prior to her release. We honored the request and we helped.

Said Ms. G: I am so thankful for your assistance and could not have done it without you. You have been such a Godsend to so many!

I had the pleasure of holding the front door of the prison as she took her first step into freedom!

As I was reading Psalm 68 this morning, I came across these words: He (God) leads out the prisoners with singing.

My mouth wasn't singing.

But my soul was!


Doug Tjapkes
HUMANITY FOR PRISONERS
PO Box 687
Grand Haven, MI 49417

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