20150513 letter01 from mike at ccci to ncbc

Letters from Mike | Spr 2015

Letters to ncBc from Mike Sperou, "Confessor" — suffering for Christ; temporarily imprisoned

20150513 letter01 from mike at CCCI to ncBcMike Sperou, “Confessor”suffering for Christ; temporarily imprisoned.

While imprisoned for his faith, Mike has written ncBc letters of encouragement. Four from May are included here.
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May 13, 2015 | Coffee Creek Correctional Facility
To all those I love with my life!
. . . a few thoughts from the Abyss:

“You have heard the steadfastness of Job, and you have seen the purpose of the Lord, how the Lord is compassionate and merciful, Jas 5.11” — clearly the righteous innocent do suffer the greatest injustices, but my times are in His hand and the Lord will fulfill His purpose for me/us.

Remember, nothing we said or did or failed to do is responsible for this horror — it is an attack of Satan, but allowed by the Lord for some greater purpose —

  1. The conspiracy,
  2. The surprise arrest,
  3. The false witnesses,
  4. The unjust nature of the trial and verdict, and
  5. The outrageous sentence;
    … i.e., “reflect on Jesus’ trial”

Insisting on knowing why only leads to frustration and resentment — His answers are often beyond our understanding anyway, and the answer probably would not be enough to help us fix this: our trust needs to be in the One behind the Scripture, and our situation is in His hands and we can trust Him; i.e., “there are sufficient reasons for trusting Him without demanding explanations” . . . (this and three more letters continued in PDF):

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