A Visit from Maximum Security Prisoners

By Autumn

Firstly, the purpose of me sharing this is that some people may learn from the mistakes that were made by others.

In my school we were told that there were prisoners coming to speak to us, 4 maximum security inmates, who have given their lives to Jesus. The whole school was freaked out. One of the guys graduated from our school, and I would like to share some of what happened to him with you. I’ll call him Joe. Joe was one of the guys at school the girls lusted after and many guys wanted to be. He was always invited to the best parties, knew the most dangerous people and did whatever he wanted to do.

Joe became involved with drugs in high school, nothing heavy at first, a little weed that was it. He gradually climbed the ladder to coke and many other things. He was out one night with his “buddies” and they were all heavily drugged and their spirits were high. He beat a man to death with a pipe and is now currently serving a 20 year sentence. He stood before us in an ugly orange jumper and no hair, and he still had the guts to share his message. I pray those who read this have the guts to realize and remember…

All the men on stage testified that NONE of them were sober when they (all convicted murderers) committed murder. All of them confessed that when under the influence you can’t control your emotions, no matter who you are.

“When days are dark friends are few…”

ALL of them never saw their “friends” who did all these things with them after they were arrested…not at the hearing, not in the visitation rooms.

The people who cry at home are their families; they are the ones who make the effort to visit them.

Prison isn’t fun. If you have seen Oz, it’s quite accurate but still censored in comparison to the real thing. In a world of Sodomy, violence, and fear, they came to accept Christ as their savior. Amen.

Don’t make the mistakes they did, listen to your parents, they love you and want the best for you.

None of these men said: “When I grow up I want to do drugs and kill people…” But they did.

Proverbs 6 says:
4 Give not [unnecessary] sleep to your eyes, nor slumber to your eyelids;
5 Deliver yourself, as a roe or gazelle from the hand of the hunter, and as a bird from the hand of the fowler.
6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider her ways and be wise!
7 Which, having no chief, overseer, or ruler,
8 Provides her food in the summer and gathers her supplies in the harvest.
9 How long will you sleep, O sluggard? When will you arise out of your sleep?
10 Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to lie down and sleep
11 So will your poverty come like a robber or one who travels [with slowly but surely approaching steps] and your want like an armed man [making you helpless].
12 A worthless person, a wicked man, is he who goes about with a perverse (contrary, wayward) mouth.
13 He winks with his eyes, he speaks by shuffling or tapping with his feet, he makes signs [to mislead and deceive] and teaches with his fingers.
14 Willful and contrary in his heart, he devises trouble, vexation, and evil continually; he lets loose discord and sows it.
15 Therefore upon him shall the crushing weight of calamity come suddenly; suddenly shall he be broken, and that without remedy.
16 These six things the Lord hates, indeed, seven are an abomination to Him:
17 A proud look [the spirit that makes one overestimate himself and underestimate others], a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,
18 A heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and plans, feet that are swift in running to evil,
19 A false witness who breathes out lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among his brethren.
20 My son, keep your father’s [God-given] commandment and forsake not the law of [God] your mother [taught you].
21 Bind them continually upon your heart and tie them about your neck.
22 When you go, they [the words of your parents’ God] shall lead you; when you sleep, they shall keep you; and when you waken, they shall talk with you.
23 For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life.

I hope this meant something to you. It did to me.
Your friend in Christ, Autumn.

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