FOR FRIDAY TODAY’S SCRIPTURE READING: Hebrews 13:1-16
“Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured.” (Hebrews 13:2; New Revised Standard Version)
I’m sending this message using the computer of a life-time family friend and colleague who has found her calling to be a pastor with incarcerated women. She serves as the pastor of Grace Place Ministries, a church of women in a Memphis prison. She has done more than simply remember those in prison, she actually goes there to be with them. Her life has been a blessing to the women there as they have blessed her life.
We are called in this scripture passage to remember others who are suffering and to try to put ourselves in their place. Imagine what it is like to walk in the shoes of another, experiencing the challenges of their lives, feeling their pain. Whether we can actually be with them or not, we can still reach out in prayer and service, offering the hope and healing of God.
Prayer: Thank you, Lord, for those have been a faithful example of your love in serving others. Help me to be more responsive to the cries of those in need. Amen.