Prodigal Praises. The Lucky Ones

Since our son, Tucker, went to prison, one of my prayers has been that God places good people around him. Yes, there are good people in prison. Good people can get caught up in bad things, and God can make bad people good.

I try not to open Facebook as soon as I wake up. I’d rather the first thing I do be something a little more important like, say, communicating with the Savior of the universe. There are times, as bad as I hate to admit, that curiosity gets the best of me and I take a peek. This morning was one of those mornings. Don’t judge! This time, I’m so glad I did.

There was a message, from a friend, waiting on me. She told me that someone she knew was in Kilby with Tucker. In fact, apparently they were “roommates”. The fact that her friend mentioned this to her, and the connection was made, is pretty darn amazing! This is not a friend I talk with every day, and we’ve never met her friend. He told her that he would help Tucker any way he could.

I haven’t spoken with this friend in awhile; she knew Tuck was in Kilby because of my blog. This is how amazing our God is! He uses everything in our lives to connect us with the people we need to be connected with, and He most certainly answers our prayers! He hears every single one and answers them all! We might not agree with, or like His timing or His answer, but He always does what’s best.

This morning I’m thankful that He heard the heart of a mother who’s trying very hard not to worry, and desperately trying to trust Him with her son.

But God’s not finished. He’s waiting around to be gracious to you. He’s gathering strength to show mercy to you. God takes the time to do everything right—everything. Those who wait around for him are the lucky ones. Isaiah 30:18

We’re the lucky ones! We’re waiting on God! We’re waiting for our future man of God to realize that he too is one of the lucky ones!

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