Yesterday I wrote about the "Code Orange" alert level that has now been in effect for a couple of weeks.
As a result, most of our Bible studies and services have
I am counting my blessings, however. I am thankful because not everything has been stopped.
Our chapel is still open every Sunday
morning for the main worship service, as this event is overseen
and run by my chaplain, who is a New York
State employee, and not simply a volunteer minister.
In addition, we have our Sunday afternoon
beginnier's Bible class, and we have a great time in it. Plus the prayer meetings and choir practices are still
continuing. These things are also supervised by the chaplain.
Nevertheless, perhaps upwards of
85 percent of our Christian activities have been cancelled. The affects of the tragic September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are still rippling across the country, even in here.
But as this year begins, I hope to
renew my strength as well as make a fresh start.
I never make new year's resolutions. However I do hope to get closer to the Lord with more prayer time and deeper studies into the Scriptures.
I pray, too, that the Lord presents
more opportunites in 2004 for meto tell others what He has done
in my life. I always want to be an
encouragement for those who feel as if they have no hope.
Likewise, I desire to be a faithful
servant for Jesus my Messiah as I live out my life in this prison.
January 2, 2004
(C)2004 David Berkowitz