Seeing Faith Work
By Michael Reynolds
Deuteronomy 29:29 "The things that are hidden belong to God; but the things that are revealed belong to us and our children forever, that we may do all the words of the law."
What I get from that verse is we will never know everything that God knows, but what God does reveal to us we are to share. We are to keep it alive and active.
Most of my life was spent in prison. Prison is like most places in life! You can find love, hate, murder, drugs, and for those who really want to make a life change, you can also meet Christ there. That’s where I re-dedicated my life to Christ.
As a child, I was blessed. I had a good home with a Christian lifestyle. I took it for granted. At a young age, I started doing dumb things and let drugs into my life. I let the lure of easy money cloud my mind. I ended up in prison. That saved my life.
In 1997 a group of volunteers came to the prison where I was. They came to share God’s Word. I was impacted so much, and my life took on new meaning. Today (with the help of Chapel Hill) I go into prisons 2-3 times a month to share God’s Word. I reach out to men that are lost, like I was.
Is it easy? Sometimes not. But God never said sharing His Word would be easy, yet He asks us to do just that
On an average, we have 28 men in class. We just got done with Discipleship #1. God is Good. We all need to get that out there. God is Good.
Michael Reynolds is a member of Faith Partners at Chapel Hill. He is active in the Recovery Sunday school class and is training as a local pastor of the United Methodist Church. The Recovery Sunday school meets at 9:40am in Fellowship Hall, Room 3.