By Jim Orr, Saints supporter
My brother-in-law, Butch Smith of the NJ Saints, recently visited my home state of Indiana to share his testimony with inmates here. When he asked me if I’d like to attend some softball games inside of prisons I thought: “Sure, what could be more fun than going into penitentiaries and watching guys run around a baseball diamond in the 90 degree Southern Indiana heat, to the cheers and jeers of inmates who’d rather be almost anywhere else in the world?”
Wrong question. What I found was an answer to: “What can be more rewarding than witnessing a group of men share their testimonies to those most in need of receiving the Gospel?” The humility exhibited by Butch as he shared his testimony observably touched those privileged to be present. Yet I was reminded that our own individual (wayward) stories are significant only insomuch as we can share with others how even the lowliest–in the saddest of states–can receive the greatest of Gifts. It was truly a spectacle of grace in action.
Incidentally, God won.