A couple weeks ago I got to teach at Christ United Methodist Church in Texas. It was a thrill! The church meets in a beautiful building with dazzling stained glass and a gleaming organ. The angel-voiced choir was dressed all in white – but then, these particular singers, who are members of the InnerChange Freedom Initiative values-based reentry program at the Carol Vance Unit, are always dressed in white; that’s the color of their prison uniforms.
It’s always wonderful to worship with prisoners. I feel like it’s a foretaste of heaven, when God’s restored people will worship as one, no longer preoccupied with any of the things that divide us now on earth. I especially love to worship behind bars on Easter – a tradition Chuck Colson began and continued until his death, and which we joyfully continue today.
In 2014, Prison Fellowship will have a number of Easter weekend events in various parts of the country. We will celebrate the power of the Resurrection to restore light, life, and purpose to the darkest cell, and we will share the Gospel with many who might not yet have heard it. As we move through the season of Lent, will you help us prepare for these events through your prayers? Would you ask God to prepare the way before us, and cause every heart to awaken to His amazing grace? In everything we do, we are dependent on God and on your prayers and support. Thank you for your partnership!