"He will keep you strong to the end, so that you will be blameless on the day of our Lord Jesus Christ. God, who has called you into fellowship with his Son Jesus Christ our Lord, is faithful.'"1 Corinthians 1:8-9
If anything has taught me about life’s uncertainties, it is being in prison. Something as simple as lingering fog in the morning can delay or cancel schedules and work assignments. If medical appointments run longer than expected, we miss each other’s commitments. Staff meetings can close the library or recreation yard on short notice. Even the posted daily menu can’t be counted on.
Fortunately, one thing we can depend on – in or out of prison – is the grace of God. The Bible often refers to God as a rock – something fixed and solid that we can hold onto for safety. And while even a rock can be slowly shaped and changed over time, our God remains the same forever (Hebrews 13:8). He is the One who started the good work in us and will finish it. He keeps us by His grace. Because He is faithful, we can set out full of hope in Jesus, forgiveness and eternal life guaranteed by His blood. These promises are what I cling to here in prison, and they are the same truths that will carry you through the hardships of your life.
The rock of salvation that cannot be moved
He's proven himself to be faithful and true
There is no rock
There is no God like ours.
(Rita Baloche, 1997)