January 24, 2015
I am overwhelmed with a bunch of different feelings today as I prepare to go back into the prison for the first time in 2.5 years. These same feelings brought me to tears yesterday driving down the road thinking about the goodness of God. I just can’t get over how He has brought me full circle in a matter of 2 years and now I am going back to the place that held me captive but set me free at the same time. Feelings of excitement and nervousness and wondering about what it will be like when I walk through those door… or bars.
Sometimes when I think back on prison, I only see it as just a part of my life. A part that shaped my life in ways that only God will ever understand. Sometimes I forget that it was punishment and remember it as a very long retreat and a mission field. And now… as I head back in I feel as if I am going back to continue on with what God has started.
I might have been freed from prison but it will always be a part of me. And I now I am finally able to be a part of it again too.
“And we know that all things work together for the good to them who love God and are called according to His purpose!” Romans 8:28