all the guests had left my house in tears,
only my wife and sister remained.
As we drove to court, it was still difficult to imagine...
I was beginning a 50-month prison sentence
for injuring two people in a drunk-driving accident.
Grateful they werent injured permanently,
and grateful I could earn an early release.
What would I become?
How would I survive?
What would the future hold after my release?
(This next part alone could sustain
content of this blog for another year)
The important parts of my life remained:
relationships my wife and relatives,
and the friends who have become like family.
What did I lose?
False hope in government to improve society.
False pride in myself - that alone I could
do anything that mattered without Christ.
False expectations in people,
and a fallen world ruled by satan.
What did I gain?
Power that does not come from me.
And a better ear with which to hear God speak.
What does this change in me?
I hold a New perspective:
That every person -
whether rich, famous, or powerful,
needs hope to grow
and love from others to thrive;
I now know I am here to inspire others,
and teach new ways to “see & think” about life.
To see problems as ‘challenges’
rather than life-ending disasters.