We received a message of thanks from James Scott that we wanted to share. If you haven’t read Mr. Scott’s previous message, please do so.
c/o Missouri Prison Reform
I’m writing the same email to like nine other people with an ecard attachment to it. I’m also adding a personal message just for that person.
I want to take this opportunity to wish you and your family a Happy Easter. This time of year holds a special meaning to me and I hope it does for you as well.
I don’t always understand why things happen but the past 6 weeks or so you and the people at MPR have given me a new sense of hope. You are an answered prayer and I’m so grateful thankful and blessed to have you’ll in my corner. I catch myself daydreaming thinking about what I’d be doing right now if I was home. I know whatever it is it would be family related. But I tell myself when I snap back to reality that my day is coming sooner then anyone thinks. That’s my belief.
I think about my life as a whole and believe if it wasn’t for my upbringing in the church I’d be a completely different person. Early into my sentence I was and angry and bitter individual because of the injustice that happened. The last thing I wanted my family or anyone to say was this is all apart of Gods plan for you. “Why God are you allowing this to happen” I asked? I heard that faint voice in my head say, “Be still and know that I am God.” Then a short time later He led me to the verse that has kept me going all these years and that is Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. That was 20 years ago and here I still sit but I’m in a far better place today both mentally and emotionally.
God has placed people in my life to keep me grounded and focused on the big picture. I’m talking to family members that I haven’t talked to in years. I have new friends and penpals in Europe. Plus I have you Lori and all the people at MPR that is looking into my case and you’ll recently posted my story on your social media sites. Guys here have been telling me that is the way I need to go because everybody now a days is on the computer. Brian told me they share stories and you Jim have a story about your wrongful conviction that people need to hear about. So again thank you from my mom my family and a heart felt thanks from me.
I pray as you celebrate Easter that you know why this day is important to so many. He died today which is called Good Friday and he rose three days later which we know is called Easter. I hope you your family and friends have a Happy Easter. “Nothing on earth could hold him except our hearts.”
The innocent dies for the guilty.
The holy dies for the ungodly.
The righteous dies for the sinner.
Jesus Christ took Barabbas’s place, and he also took our place.
Happy Easter, James”