Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Jail

I have a friend who came to church the other day, praising God because his daughter is in jail. Yes, that sounds strange, but as he said, “I know she’s safe.” Sad fact is that his daughter has fallen victim to a drug addiction. She was wanted by the police and without some form of intervention, she was going to die.

Recently, in our area, a home owner shot and killed a fourteen year-old boy who broke into his house. Don’t you think that the boy’s parents wish the boy was in jail instead of being dead? We don’t normally think of jail as a blessing, but when we consider the alternative, it is.

2 comments :

JennyM said...

We've been begging God for jail time for our daughter or her boyfriend.

Whitehawk said...

I have seen 2 cases from my own church where jail time was the only thing that stopped the ones involved from a life that was certain to lead to a tragic death. Both cases dramatically change their lives and they came to know Christ as the Lord of their life. There are worse things than jail.