Hebrews 13:3 Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body.
Greetings from the UCLF Secretariat.
There are many people in prison, either in spiritual or physical prisons. The person in spiritual imprisonment is the one who has not known the Lord as his personal saviour. The result is that such people are already condemned and separated from God forever eternally unless they receive the gospel. Our response as Christians is that we must reach out to them with the message of the saving salvation of God (Psalms 67: 2 and Romans 1: 16-17).
However, I will concentrate on those in our physical prisons. The word of God says we should remember those in bonds. We can do that by praying for those in prison, but mostly as lawyers we can reach out to them through provision of legal aid since most of them cannot afford the services of a lawyer. We can also take them the message of love and hope.
The Uganda Christian Lawyers’ Fraternity has been partnering with Uganda prisons respond to prisoner’s needs.
Romans 12: 15 says ‘Rejoice with them that do rejoice and weep with them that weep.’ Reaching to prisoners is a way of putting ourselves in their condition.
Let us therefore advocate for the plight of those in bonds and let us be ready to offer service and support in response to prisoners’ needs.
Join us for today’s prayer meeting at 7: 00 Pm to 8: 00 pm. We have these fellowships every Wednesday on Zoom.
Further Reading (Galatians 6: 1-2, 1 Corinthians 12: 26 and 1 Peter 3: 8)