It is hard to believe, but my little girl has been married a month. The weekend of the wedding was fantastic. Family and friends came together to celebrate the joining of two people called by God to live as one.
The wedding day was almost surreal. There were tears of joy at the wedding ceremony, and the reception was a blast. We ate, talked to old friends, laughed, ate some more, and sat back and watched the kids enjoy the party. All too soon, it was time to clean up and send them off to the honeymoon. I was thrilled and a bit stunned as they drove off. It all went so fast.
As joyful as the whole wedding was, one little piece was especially heartwarming. My nephew was there with his wife and their son. My nephew, who had been incarcerated, had not been at a family event for several years. His wife has never been to a family function. His son had never seen his dad and mom embraced by my family, but on that special day, my nephew was an usher, his wife was a bridal attendant, and his son was the ring bearer. They were in all the family photos. What joy! What a picture of God’s restorative power!
Through Christ inmates’ families can celebrate joyful milestones of reconciliation, and as you join with Prison Fellowship Ministries you get to be part of that all across the country and around the world. We are all called to help fix what’s broken!
Prison Fellowship’s Angel Tree program is a great place to help foster the reconciliation of families. Is your church involved yet? Learn more at www.angeltree.org.