Wow! God has certainly been busy turning evil into good during this national health crisis! While most of us have been sequestered in our homes by government restrictions, God has blessed one of our volunteers with a unique opportunity to serve at a county jail. Having been deemed an essential worker by the jail where he volunteers, Luke has been able to minister to a fledgling group of Christians, and God has been busy pouring out his blessings.
In Acts 16, the Word of God tells us that the Holy Spirit twice prevented Paul and his co-workers from going where they wanted to go to share God’s Word with people. For this reason, Paul went to Troas where, one night, he received a vision of a man urging him to come to Macedonia to share God’s Word with the people of northern Greece. So, that’s what Paul did.
Sharing the Word of God with the institutionalized can sometimes take us to unforeseen places, where traumatized souls suffer from old wounds that have never fully healed. Such was the journey I recently found myself embarking upon with some women at the county jail.