“Restore us, LORD God Almighty; make your face shine on us, that we may be saved.” – Psalm 80:19
To restore something, in a spiritual sense, is to return it to the state God intended for it. God created men and women in His image and gave us the privilege of loving Him and one another. He has called us to glorify Him and serve those around us, so that we can live in perfect community with Him and one another.
We’ve all chosen to reject God’s purpose and plan for our lives. Some of us have chosen to do so in such a manner that we have landed in prison. Those of us who have, by grace, repented of our wrongs, have done so with the help of people who have guided and cared for us on our own paths to restoration.
Now we are called to pay it forward. We must, through God’s power and grace, shine a light on Jesus’ road to restoration for those affected by crime and incarceration. If we don’t, we will have hoarded the Gospel. If we refuse, men and women will remain far from God. We must not allow that.
You can play a vital part in the restoration of all those affected by crime and incarceration, returning them to the joy, peace, and wholeness God intends. Learn how at www.prisonfellowship.org. Men and women behind bars and their families are counting on us