For me, I see no greater act of humility than God’s plan of redemption when the Christ-type Hosea goes to the slave auction to buy back or redeem his washed up, slave and prostitute wife and not just buy her back, but announces to the other bidders that he’s buying her back as his wife and will pay a worthy price for her. This display of humility by way of redemption gets the best of me every time I read it. And yet, that’s what our Lord did for us. He not only buys us back and redeems us from all our iniquities, but rescues us from a life of slavery and brings us into son ship by way of adoption, which we cry “Abba Father”, and are now joint heirs with Him. This marvelous loving act of redemption is taking place everyday in MCJ. The greatest acts of Christ’s redeeming power are in the deepest, darkest places where the hurting and broken people are. What a privilege and honor it is to be a part of what God is doing here in the dungeon of life.
Kites from the inmates are not coming in as usual, a big drop from approximately 35-40 per week to only 12-15. I have seen this happen in the past when I volunteered under Chaplain Velma. The Sergeant his been notified and a memo will be sent out.
The Wild Game dinner/fundraiser for GTG at Lakeside Assembly is March 5th and March 6th. March 6th is sold out and only a couple of tables left for March 5th. Out of the 6 different missions that will be attending, GtG will be the feature. I have no idea how that all came about…Hmmmmm? I think He’s got our best interest at heart, glory to His name!
Mankind was once God’s by creation but became lost through sin. The blood of Christ is the price of our purchase or redemption. The value of a human being can be looked at from the price that was paid to redeem him or her. Christ bled and died for you and I while we were yet sinners. There’s no denying this kind of love! It goes beyond our comprehension. This is exactly what brings salvation and human worth to the inmates of Macomb County Jail.
All praise to our redeemer – King Jesus!
Chaplains Steve and Robin