The truth that is uppermost in my mind today is that God isn’t finished. As long as we’re alive, He’s at work in our lives. We can live lives of obedience in any field because God providentially arranges the circumstances of our lives to achieve His objectives.
And that leads to the greatest joy I’ve found in life. As I look back on my life, it’s not having been to Buckingham Palace to receive the Templeton Prize, or getting honorary degrees, or writing books. The greatest joy is to see how God has used my life to touch the lives of others, people hurting and in need.
It has been a long time since the dark days of Watergate. I’m still astounded that God would take someone who was infamous in the Watergate scandal, and soon to be a convicted felon, and take him into His family and then order his steps in the way He has with me. God touched me at that moment in Tom Phillips’s driveway, and thirty years later, His love and kindness touch and astound me still.
For further reading and information:
If you haven’t yet read Born Again, the story of Charles Colson’s conversion, get your copy today! Or get a copy for a friend or family member.
Charles Colson, Life Sentence (Spire, 1999).
Charles Colson, Loving God, twentieth anniversary edition (Zondervan, 1997).
C. S. Lewis, Mere Christianity (Touchstone, 1996).
"Jesus, the Prisoner"—In this speech Charles Colson delivered at the Louisiana State Penitentiary in Angola, Louisiana, on Easter Sunday 2003, he talked Christ’s redemption of mankind.