[Government Run Amock]

June 4, 2008

“Go Rest High”

(Excerpt from “Voices of America’s Prisoners”, broadcast Tuesday, February 19, 2008)

I would like to draw a picture of what is going on today, world wide.  My reason for doing so is to stress again.  We had better identify with the drug addict, the thief, even the murderer, the lowly, for Christ Himself is meek and lowly of heart and we must learn of Him if we are to have answers to the mess the world is in.

Several of the inmates wrote and said they were reading the Book of Job and could identify with his justifying his sin, with his trying to save his life, and his final surrender after 32 chapters of arguing with the messengers.  And then his restoration.

And  this is what I tell them.  Job was a pastor.  He was a righteous man.  He was  not a drug addict, a murderer, a thief.  And yet he was in the same boat we all are in.  He either changed with God's dealings or he perished.  God is closer to all of us than we think.  He planted a seed inside of us like He has done to the acorn.  When the fullness of time comes, that seed must bring forth.  Our life has always belonged to God.  We, in our evil imaginations thought we owned ourselves and could make it in this place called the grave without Him.  So it is time to “go rest high on that mountain”  friend, your work in hell is done.


Marie Kolasinski