Nights like tonight I can completely forget I am in prison! On a night like tonight, my focus is completely off myself – my circumstances – my problems – or even my requests. On a night like tonight, my heart, soul and mind is with Jesus!
We had a sweet surprise tonight. The most amazing thing I’ve seen since I’ve been in prison.
First of all, we had already planned on today being a day of fasting (more on that later). So to end my day with this gift – left me utterly amazed!
Yesterday a memo was sent out that we were having a concert tonight. But this was no ordinary concert… no joke if they didn’t bring us a real artist – Addison Road. And no joke that she sings my FAVORITE song – “Hope Now.”
And no joke that the lead singer was my friend Jenny from high school! WOAH!
We were both shocked to see each other there. I couldn’t believe she was Addison Road. She couldn’t believe I was in prison!
And we had an amazing night. Her songs touched me to my core! Maybe because this had already been a powerful day of prayer. Maybe because God’s hand was so heavily upon us tonight that it was impossible not to feel His touch.
I stand in awe at this special gift that God gave me tonight. I couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present (other than to be home of course.) But being that I am here – God truly showed up tonight! Just like He’s been doing so much lately.
I always wondered what it would have been like to go to my 10 year high school reunion. And I think that it would have been just like it was to see Jenny tonight! Smiles – tears – hugs – and God’s Presence!
It was beautiful.
And I am grateful.