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by gayle jackson
03/29/08
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Itís so cold in this cell, this prison. Hey what is that man over there saying? Isnít that the killer? Why is that guy with the glow talking to him? Maybe heís got a demon or something. Oh, I'm so glad I just stole that loaf of bread, and I wonít be here forever. I do feel bad but why, who cares. Oh no, heís coming over here. What does he want? He called me brother. Oh I heard about some Jesus guy too. What? Later weíll all talk more. Iím still so hungry.

Oh no thereís that Paul guy again. Found out his name. Ok, Iíll listen nothing else to do in here. Hey his arms are around the murderer. Probably knows heíll never see daylight again. The jailer brought him a vessel. Maybe itís food. No, itís water. What? Heís pouring it on the killerís head. Heís smiling. What is going on? Iím going to find out about this. What do you mean my sins are forgiven? Jesus of Nazareth was crucified and He lives? I can be free if I believe?

I feel so strange. Sleep will help. Iíll think about what that Paul said. Wow itís morning, Iím hungry, somethingís happening inside me. Must be what that guy said. Maybe Iíll talk to him. Oh no here he comes, heís giving me his breakfast. OK, Iím listening. Oh Jesus I believe and I ask you to come inside me and change may life and cleanse me from my sins. I do feel bad for what Iíve done.

Yes Paul I want to be baptized like the killer. The jailer told us about it last night. I am willing. I want to be free. Godís love has been poured out for me through Jesus. And Paul poured the water on me too. Well thatís my story. Iím out of jail now. And Iíve told everyone I know about my change.

Why do those believers over there say it doesnít count because you have to be in a river? What does that mean? Paul never said anything about a river. The jailer said Paul baptized his whole family, 5 children and a new baby. I have been fellowshipping with them and the others since I got out. None of them went to a river or wore a white robe.

I guess there is no law against it. Like Paul said, God knows all and every one must work out his or her own salvation. I guess Iíll just ignore what they say and concentrate on what I know. Jesus saved me. Iím a new man. Thank you Jesus.




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