Who Is He?



“Ahhh…I can’t sleep Ma’am…” complained a 27 weeks pregnant inmate. 

With her slightly disheveled hair, up in a pony tail, her protruding belly not really as noticeable as I would have expected, she was pointing to her left abdomen and her lower back as her source of discomfort. Prior to her arrival, I had spoken with a medication nurse to check if she has been taking her prescribed medications.

“Her? She doesn’t want to take anything, not even her prenatal vitamins and her HIV medications!”exclaimed that nurse even as I was barely finished mentioning her whole name.

She has a history of positive HIV and Hepatitis C. From what I heard, she was usually hard to deal with as she had been non-compliant with all of her treatment regimen.

A whiff of unpleasant morning breath made me take a couple of steps back without offending her as I allowed her to complain. And complain. And complain some more.

“Did you have a baby?” she abruptly asked me as I kept my stance a few feet away, as the female Deputy smiled at me.

“What does your complaint has to do with me?”

“Because you wouldn’t understand what I’m feeling…”

“I don’t have to answer your question, right? Because this sick call is not about me but about you!”

“But for your information, yes, I did have a baby and the things I have mentioned earlier that it would be normal to have achiness more and more on those areas because your baby keeps on growing, I know, because I also went to school for that!”

“Ohhh…” she softly uttered.

“If I call the on-call Doctor, will you take the medications? I heard you don’t want anything.”

“I’m no playing game!!! I’m not taking any meds!”

“Well, Ma’am…That’s what I mean. How can I be of help if you don’t trust and believe the treatment that anyone wants you to try?”

“How about I’ll still have you see the doctor this morning?”

“But I can’t sleep!”

“Sorry…You need to see the doctor for that because nurses can’t give you any not unless it is ordered by them.”

Would you open your heart's door to Jesus? (Photo Credit)
She got up, with her wrists still cuffed to her back. The deputy thanked me for not ignoring her complaints despite everyone knowing how she had been uncooperative. I didn’t know. I haven’t been working my usual schedule. But I didn’t need to know. Her actions said it all!

Jesus longs to heal all of us. He is knocking on each heart’s door. How can He have a chance to show His love if one’s heart doesn’t believe and trust Him in the first place? One may not open his heart to Jesus’ invitation for salvation. But what a loss! Because all of us will die and heaven’s gate would not be opened to those who doesn’t believe! Jesus sacrificed Himself and by His blood, only by His blood that would cover those who believe in Him, could unlock that gate. Nothing or no one else can...

Who is He? Who is Jesus?



Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. – Psalm 24:8 (NIV)






8 comments:

  1. He is Everything...there is none like Him....trust is one big key factor to accepting Him. I pray that as the inmates such as this young girl...can see Christ in You...and that a seed will be planted. I can not imagine how hard a job you have.♥

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  2. That is so sad and depressing about the inmate. Thanks for sharing that lovely song.

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  3. I think you and I were on the same page today of sorts. It is a wonder that God loves us and offers us His gift of life. But how many do not trust Him and receive? I'm sure this inmate had trust issues from her past. But instead of receiving help, she chose to do things her own way. I'm glad you ended with the true gift we must receive to inherit true peace and love and eternal life.

    Blessings and love,
    Debbie

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  4. she's young....I hope...pray for her to come to see her need of Him who can give her such incredible joy and peace and hope. Hugs to you Rosel...hope your weekend is full of His joy.

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  5. Sometimes we work with people who are not cooperative, who seem to be working against themselves. But we get to be gracious and appropriate to them, to remain open and available; and somehow, through that I believe that God uses us to reach out to them or maybe even to the deputies, etc. who observe us.

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  6. I think we can never underestimate the power of His light in/through us to touch another life. As with real life, plants/flowers/trees grow well with even a wee bit of light. Think of how you've impacted this lost one by simply BEING. Bless the Lord for what He is doing in her life.

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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