Discussion in 'Recently Sentenced and Beyond' started by Seek&Find, Feb 14, 2012.
Amazing story, IMO.
It is an amazing story - saw it online yesterday in the Star and wasn't industrious enough to post it myself, so thanks for having done.
This story reflects exactly what I meant in my post on the Barbour pardon thread:
Like her, I hope her story will inspire others to come forward.
I don't buy the "Voice in my head" part at all, and was starting to feel some sympathy for her and proud she did the right thing until I read on and saw she committed yet another murder. I'm glad she confessed but I wonder if she ever would have if she wasn't already doing time for murder.
I think she meant she felt compelled by God to do it. I know I've felt Him direct my steps, call me to do something before. It's probably one of those Christian speak things that doesn't translate well.
On the path she was on at the time, she'd probably be dead right now or with a dead conscience. Being caught was a saving grace. She had no way to know she wouldn't face the death penalty or more time, yet she still decided to do the right thing. I applaud her for doing the right thing and turning her life around. Plenty just stay bitter or learn how to be a better criminal in prison. (my mom was in prison ministry and my lil sis was a prison guard for awhile). Many, even among those who claim to find Jesus in prison, don't confess to the crimes they were convicted of, much less ones no one knew about. This is a big deal, IMO! Big :hug: to her.
Yeah, the "found out she did another murder, too" thing got me at first, but in terms of the religious aspect of her confession, it only underscores what made Christianity a controversial religion in the first place: that, no matter the extent of one's sin, if one repented of it and believed in the Savior, one could find forgiveness there.
I think this is AMAZING and does show that the Lord speaks to us. It makes me ask myself "Am I always willing to listen?"
However, she still needs to be held accountable for her actions on this earth.