Yesterday I drove two hours to testify in court for a woman I am still convinced is innocent. She is a friend and colleague. Long story short, she had some horses that had some funny looking feet and I could not persuade the jury – even with excellent reasoning – that the little horses were not in pain and she was not guilty of being cruel to them.
We veterinarians have a tendency to try to help the animals that are less than perfect and that should never be a crime. I myself am guilty of having misfit pets. I was almost afraid to say so because I did not want to be attacked for this, but tried my best to help her.
She was found guilty and is now in jail awaiting sentencing. I am writing today to plead with everyone who is able to pray – to pray. She needs a miracle. She deserves one. My heart is so torn for her situation and I feel so helpless, but I know that God hears and answers prayers.
I have contacted the innocence project in Tallahassee Florida and they will accept a letter asking for help. They told me they receive 1,000 letters a year from people pleading for help. They said they only help about 1% – meaning 10 people each year.
Brothers and sisters in Christ, God has called each of us to bear each others’ burdens. I know there is prayer power out there and God is never at a loss for what to do for us. Ephesians 6.2-3 admonishes us – to “bear (endure, carry) one another’s burdens and [a]troublesome moral faults, and in this way fulfill and observe perfectly the law of Christ (the Messiah) and complete [b]what is lacking [in your obedience to it]. For if any person thinks himself to be somebody [too important to condescend to shoulder another’s load] when he is nobody [of superiority except in his own estimation], he deceives and deludes and cheats himself.”
God makes crooked paths straight (Isaiah 45.2). No matter what we have done, His mercy is available for us. This is true for our struggling brothers and sisters. Please add Gail to your prayer list. Please ask God to be with Gail each moment she is going through this valley of the shadow of death. Please pray for Gail to be vindicated and not lose the precious things in life she has worked so hard to achieve. If you feel doubtful about Gail, pray that my prayers will prevail for her benefit. Thank you.
Please pray with me for my friend. I know godly people are reading.
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