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.
"And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." (Mat. 28:20, NIV)
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).
In 2 Corinthians 5:17, the Apostle Paul writes, "Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!"
For 40 years, Prison Fellowship® has been going into correctional facilities, sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with those behind bars, and offering the hope of true transformation. Through the use of Bible-based programming, and with the help of thousands of committed volunteers, lives are being changed, hope is being restored, and darkness is being replaced with the promise of a future.