Sami, our 13 year old said to me. “Dad is so lucky to be in prison.” I was quite taken aback by that statement. Then she explained that God put him there and he is lucky he is being used by God, that she wants to be used by God also. This from Samantha Selah. Our second youngest. She has often had insight that amazes me. She always has. I think part of it has to do with the name her daddy gave her. Samantha-listener of God, Selah-pause and reflect.
She just wrote her dad a letter. Telling him how much she misses him, and filling him in on the message we heard at church that she had taken notes on. She told him she found a quote that “no one is too broken for Gods grace. ” She let him know she is praying for him and the other inmates.
I have to wonder why prison has been on the back of my mind for most of my adult life. I have confided in friends and Kent for years that I was always afraid I was going to prison. I don’t know right now why God gave me that insight. I don’t know if it was a warning, or will end up where I will serve the Lord in ministry. I just find it quite mind boggling at this time. I wish I had surrendered so much earlier in my life.
Sometime soon I will be having an insightful study with my kids. I need them to understand that we truly are in this situation because we choose not to follow Gods will for a period of time in our lives. Yes, God can use this situation and help others. But, if we had turned our hearts towards him sooner we could have avoided the heartbreak we are currently going through. Instead we ran and made things worse, for we just wanted to escape the trials we were going through.
At this time I am accepting that God has put Kent at Chicago, MCC. I can’t share exactly why I believe he is there right now, I will as things are brought from the darkness into light. I am continuing all legal avenues to have him moved to a more suitable designation for the remainder of his sentence. I had to get some things cleared up on his report that the judge added to make Kent go to the place he went to. Judge Pratt tried using something that Kent had never been tried and convicted of from when he was a teenager to have him placed at this maximum security rather than a camp a typical first time white collar offender would have been placed at. It should scare everyone that you can get in trouble as a teen, never be tried or convicted and have it affect your sentence as an adult.
It was and is retribution for the work Kent did to unseat three unlawful Supreme Court Justices and unseat a current Supreme Court Justices wife. Retribution is all he has, its not going to undo the work Kent did to get rid our state of the Black Robe Masters. Hopefully it won’t be long before I can give some more insight on the goings on from the inside. Until then I keep quoting:
James 1:2 Consider it all joy, my brethren when you encounter trials.