Lyle shuffled into the county jail wearing shackles, a waist chain, and cuffs around his wrists. As the officer prepared to escort Lyle to his cell, he called out, "Clear the corridor! Dead man walking."
"Do you mean Jesus still loves me, despite all that I did in my past?" the prisoner standing next to me asked.
Noel is a talented artist in the Oregon Department of Corrections. He gave Prison Fellowship® permission to use these images of his artwork and told us what it's like to create art in prison.
Obedience can be a tough lesson to learn. Especially since our society upholds willfulness as a sign of strength. Willfulness can lead people to ruin, but there is Someone who is willing to forgive and forget. And He extends the offer of a better way to those who submit their will to His.
In Paul's letter to the Hebrews, he tells them to "See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many" (12:15).