July

In Honor of Father's Day

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“See what great love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God!” ~I John 3:1a.
 
A little over a year ago, I received a jpay (electronic correspondence for the prison population) from an inmate who was a guest of the state residing at the Gus Harrison Facility in Adrian Michigan.  He informed me that he had met a man (Tom) on the yard who was finishing up a 17 year bit, and had nowhere to go, so he told him about Gateway. 
 
Tom came to us broken, hurt, tired, and angry…and unsaved.  Fortunately, this is right where Jesus meets us!  Here is what Tom wrote just a few days ago:
 
“Hello, my name is Tom S.,  and currently a resident at Gateway to Glory home, since late July 2017, following my release from doing 17 ½ years in prison.  I was not really feeling the love of the Lord in my heart.
Many things in my life occurred that left a lot of unresolved anger, the most important being the loss of my son to cancer at the age of 10.  But, as this past year has moved along, I realized I had every right to question Jesus about my son’s death.  For it in turn opened me up to God’s direction, guidance and love Jesus actually had for me.
So, in honor of my son and the love Jesus has for him, it be only fitting that on June 17th, 2018, Father’s Day, I choose the gift of salvation for myself, by placing my faith, trust and love in our Lord, Jesus Christ…”
         
What better gift to our Heavenly Father on Father’s Day to rejoice with all the angels over one lost sinner who came to repentance!  Glory be to God!
 
Praising the Father,
Chaplain Steve Malek