Molding a lump of clay

Molding a lump of clay
I am a work in progress, molded by my Maker, refined by His fire, shaped with His love. Walk the journey with me.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Word-filled Wednesday

Then the King will say to those on his right,
'Come, you who are blessed
by my Father;
take your inheritance,
the kingdom
prepared for you
since the creation of the world.
For I was hungry

and you gave me something to eat,
I was thirsty
and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger
and you invited me in,

I needed clothes
and you clothed me,

I was sick
and you looked after me,
I was in prison
and you came to visit me.'
Matt 25:34 - 36

With a nervous smile, the man rose cautiously out of his seat. He turned to face the congregation, cleared his throat, and said, "Many of you do not know me, but some of you know me well. I was a prisoner at Giligil Prison, and some of you came there to visit me. I was released on 22 Dec., and came looking for this church today, but I was lost. Then I saw the vehicle of Madame Vikki, and I began to ride very fast following her. When she turned in here, I knew this was the place. Now I am pleased to be worshipping God together with you. May God bless you."

A huge lump formed in my throat as I watched this man, someone I had shared the love of God with, walk in freedom, not just physically outside the walls of the prison, but spiritually with the light of God shining in his eyes. The fruit of the prison ministry was there in front of me...and it blessed my soul.

Thank you, Jesus, for that dear brother David. May there be many more to come. Amen.

For more Word-filled Wednesday, check out Amydeanne's meme over at the 160 Acre Woods.


Denise said...

So very precious.

A Stone Gatherer said...

How wonderful to see and hear his great desire to be with God's people and to be closer to God! Thanks for sharing!

gengen said...

Nice verse thanks for sharing this one. Have a nice day. My first entry is up.

Beth in NC said...

Absolutely beautiful.


Jennie-Joy said...

Yay! Praise Jesus!!! :)

Seeing the fruit is an encouraging thing, isn't it? Hooray!

Laurie Ann said...

How sweet this story is! Wonderful ministry opportunities are there, aren't they? Praise God for another brother in Christ for the Kingdom! Keep on keeping on. Beautiful picture and Scripture for today, too. Happy WFW!

Melanie said...

This verse is such a great reminder of not only what the Lord can do for us, but what we can do to help others.

Happy WFW!

Alexis said...

Wow, what a wonderful, humbling experience for you. I will pray for you, for the work, for David... Thanks so much for sharing!

hennhouse said...

What an amazing story!

Thank you for sharing!

Happy WFW!

gail said...

great pic and story and verse. praise God for another life set free.

Tricia said...

What a wonderful testimony to the work of God! Thank you for sharing!


Amydeanne said...

what an amazing witness. thanks for sharing it,

Mokihana said...

Wonderful. Thank you so much!

Joanne Sher said...

What a story. Thanks you.

Michelle Sybert said...

my goodness! what a wonderful story and that photo is so compelling! May God continue to bless you and the fruit you are producing in the name of Christ Jesus