“ I will lead them out from among the peoples and gather them from the foreign lands; I will bring them back to their own country.” – Ezekiel 34:13
The foggy mountains and the blue skies were so close to each other that I imagined seeing God amidst the blue horizon, smiling with His outstretched arms, gently whispering to me of His unconditional love.
“My God, how awesome is Your creation!” I uttered as I watched the marvelous scenic spots we passed by in Bukidnon on the way to Cagayan de Oro. I wouldn’t be enjoying the beauty of God’s creation if He didn’t give me the gift of freedom as well. Moreover, I wouldn’t have the heart of Jesus if He didn’t let me pass through the Correctional Institute of Women (CIW) for 20 years.
As I reminisce on my stay in the CIW, my heart overflows in thanksgiving for what happened to me there. Mingling with people who came from all walks of life, has equipped me with people skills that are valuable in my job now as a sales person.
Indeed, the Lord’s ways are not our ways. While being locked in jail may seem to be a dead-end experience to many, God used it to mold me into His likeness. It was His way of taking me out of my sinfulness and bringing me back to His fold.
We must be sensitive to God’s calling and messages for us to know what He wants us to do for His greater glory.
Lord Jesus, please let me be holier each day so I will be sanctified the way You want me to be.
Special thanks to Beth Corral for this very inspiring and beautiful sharing.