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Monday, April 12, 2010


Most of you know that I am serving as an Interim Psychologist at a men’s prison among 2,500 offenders. But, my friends, the look of emptiness I see in some of their eyes is not unlike the vacant expression we can see on the streets in the desperate faces of some of our friends and neighbors. What is prison but a separation and isolation from society? Many free-souls are incarcerated behind the bars of their own pain, their own fear, and their own separation from love and the giver of love, our Lord Jesus. They may believe that they no longer hold the key to their freedom and salvation. Because of you, my friend, they do not have to know the way from darkness to light. You can hold the lamp for them and lead them to the door of Heaven through your caring, your patience, your love, and your willingness to shine on them. How? The God of the Heavens shines through you, the believer, not for your own sake alone, but that you may be a light to others. Shine believer, shine for those in darkness need to see the glow in order to move toward the brilliance that awaits them. Shine believer, shine! Let us pray:

“Oh Lord God of Light and Love, holy, holy, holy is your name. May your kingdom of perfect peace shine through the vast nothingness of this life that we may see the truth of the golden city that awaits above and within. We pray this very day that we may be a light for someone who stumbles in the darkness. We do not even have to have any awareness of the brilliance of the glow that emanates from us, your children, for the light is not for us but for those we lead. We can reach out our hand at any time and you will walk us through the greatest storm or the darkest night or the saddest day. Oh Lord, you have given us two hands, that we might hold onto another and guide them through the night. Together, we will walk in the brilliance that glitters from the path you have blazed across the sky before us. Let us shine, not in the mirror, but in someone’s night of grief and sadness, pain and loneliness. We thank you, thank you, thank you for your love and light, and your son our savior, Jesus the Christ, our Lord. Amen.”
Copyright 2010 Doris Gaines Rapp, Ph.D.
“God gives us stories that testify to His love. Let me tell you mine.”

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