…I was in Prison and you came to me. Matthew 25:36
“I truly can stand on this verse…I would not be the person that I am today if it had not been for Volunteers who loved me in spite of my situation. Now, it is my turn to go back into the gates and minister to those I left behind. Hoping and praying that each one will obtain eternal life through the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” Susan Neyra
Barbed wire, steel bars and heavy metal doors; guard tower with armed officers, criminals. THIS IS PRISON! Society says, “Lock them and throw away the key.” Politicians say, “We need to build more prisons.” Statics say, “80% of offenders return to prisons after release– we are wasting our time to try and rehabilitate them’…But Jesus says, “I was in prison and you came to Me.”
The prison system is the only “business” that succeeds by it’s failures. Prison populations grows larger and LARGER! Often people come out of prison worse than they went in. Many commit more crimes, return to prison and get stuck in the cycle of a revolving door of crime, prison and release.
The ANSWER isn’t more prisons; Prisoners NEED regeneration NOT rehabilitation. Jesus has commissioned His followers to reach beyond the barbed wire fences and steel bar to touch lives of men and women by the shackles of sin.