This week feels like it’s flying by. Wait. It’s only Tuesday. Ok, this week feels like it’s dragging by. I think things are getting jumbled up in my head because the time is drawing nigh for our son to come home. Eight more days to be exact.
The other day my friend told me that her youngest son asked her if she thought we’d introduce Tucker to them. She explained to him that we would, that he was our son just like he was their son. I can’t begin to imagine what the poor kid is thinking. I’m sure he’s never known anyone who’s been in prison, and most likely, the only depiction he has of someone in prison is from TV. Maybe, in his young mind, he thought we were ashamed of Tucker’s situation and would hide him in the cellar? Because most likely, he thinks the only kind of people in prison are big, mean, ugly, scary, murderers, rapists, child molesters, or mobsters.
Granted, there are those type people in prison, but what I’ve learned, is that not everyone in prison is a bad person. Some are good people who, for one reason or the other, made some bad choices, and that those who are bad people are just as worthy of God’s grace and mercy as the rest of us. There’s no limit to God’s saving grace!
I’m not ashamed of Tuck’s situation. The way I see it is that God was looking out for our boy. I know that God has a plan and that, no matter what a situation may look like in our limited human minds, God sees the big picture and He’s constantly working to finish what He started!
It doesn’t matter what a person’s done, God loves them. It doesn’t matter how society views a person, or how bad we think their crimes are, God loves them all exactly the same. His desire is that they turn their lives around and live for Him. Let’s not be like a child who doesn’t know any better. Let’s be godly, mature, christian adults and love those others may see as bad. Let’s make a difference in this world by showing the love of Christ.
Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in TUCKER (insert anyone’s name) would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears. Philippians 1:3-6
PS, Tucker’s bday is Thursday. If you’d like to send him a card, message me and I’ll give you his address. I know it’s short notice, but it’s a notice nonetheless. 🙂