Feelings of elation forge ahead in hand to hand combat against depressive thoughts with their siege machines. Catapults manned by repressive anger hurling images from so long ago. Whispering prayers arm themselves as archers along the Wall of Faith.
Haunting specters terrorize the skies of my mind and as I refuse to acknowledge their reality they laugh me to scorn…”I will win, I will win” I say, still whispering. Their laughter gains ground.
Battering rams now assault the entrance to Truth, where their is no flexing nor giving in. The grand magician Sin appears from behind enemy lines urging all to take the Fort of Joy, “FORWARD!” Foot soldiers reach the Gate of Glory where they are quickly expelled by the blowing of the ram horns and the powerful praise of the righteous.
Horsemen join the full frontal attack unsheathing their swords trying to divide Unity. So I too reveal my Sword as my whispering becomes clear speech from the Word of God. “FEAR NOT! For I AM with you; Be not dismayed for I AM your GOD. I WILL strengthen you. Yes, I WILL help you. I WILL uphold you with My righteous right hand.” Love envelopes the scene, coming from His place of rest within Praise. Summoned as the end all, He has the voice of hundreds of thousands. Sin hurls himself upon Him and is engulfed by the brilliance. Darkness and His horde make a final attempt and are swallowed up in Victory.
Love exclaims, “It is FINISHED!”, making all things new. Love reveals Himself in my soft whispering, saying;”Son, I did this for you”.
By Alexis Rodriguez
EDITOR’S NOTE: You can write to encourage my very good friend, Alexis Rodriguez, a “lifer” at the State Correctional Institute at Dallas, PA. You must use a plain white envelope, and you must put his DOC # directly after his name on the first line of the address. You must use a return address, or it won’t be delivered to him…but, if you prefer, you can use my ministry return address: Prison Mentoring, Box 310, Hilltown, PA 18927
Alexis Rodriguez, BH 6734 1000 Follies Rd. Dallas, Pa. 18612