'Oh, God, please don't let them shoot my son' was my thought as the voice on the other end of the phone said, 'I'm sorry to be the one to tell you, but your son ran from the courtroom a few minutes ago, and the police are searching for him.'
Fear gripped my heart as I asked God, 'What is it going to take for my son to give his life to You?' Then, when I was told the police had him and he was safe, peace flooded my heart, and God gently spoke and told me He was still in control.
If this situation would have taken place a few years earlier, I would have panicked and been filled with fear and anger. But over the past few years, God has taken me from a broken spirit to a life filled with joy in the midst of a dark storm.
My son is 21 years old and has been in jail for eight months for the second time in two years. He spent most of his teenage years in jail, Juvenile Detention, and on house arrest because of the effects of drugs in his life. He has spent two birthdays and two Christmases away from his family and two year old son, who has yet to spend his own birthday or Christmas with his father.
My heart has been broken over my son, but because of a life-changing decision, I have peace that others cannot understand. I was twelve years old when I asked Christ to live in my heart. I was raised in church all my life, but I never truly had a personal relationship with Him. We didn't talk on a daily basis and I didn't allow God to speak to my life through His Word. Through this disobedience, I suffered from so much hurt, broken-heartedness, and disappointment. But one day, God got me to pay attention, and things haven't been the same since. My life is now filled with peace and joy. I am patiently and anxiously waiting to see what God has planned for my son's life. The devil has tried to destroy us both, but God is so much greater. He has a plan of success for our lives.
"PLEASE DON'T SHOOT MY SON"
Dear Reader - are you at peace with God? If not, you can be. Do you know what awaits you when you die? You can have the assurance from God that heaven will be your home, if you would like to be certain. Either Jesus Christ died for yours sins, or He didn't (He did!). Are you prepared to stand before God on the Judgment Day and tell Him that you didn't need the shed blood of Jesus Christ on the Cross to have your sins forgiven and get in right-standing with God? We plead with you ... please don't make such a tragic mistake.
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