So sorry I left you in suspense for so long...
but I've been trying to play catch up these last few days!!
So where in the world was I for five long days last week?
Sitting on a jury with 11 other people deciding the fate of another person.
Interesting that it was the week before Easter and I kept thinking of Jesus
being on trial and about Him being wrongly accused and convicted.
It's a huge responsibility to listen and discern what is true and what is not...
and then decide where a man will spend the next several years of his life!
Deliberations began Friday mid-afternoon and though heated from the start...
after about five hours... we ended up with four guilty verdicts.
It was a tiring and tedious five days... but still an amazing experience...
especially of watching twelve unique individuals, with their own perspectives,
wrestle with an extremely difficult set of truths, half-truths and potential lies
and, one by one, come to a unanimous decision on, not just one, but four
counts. My heart still aches for the young man... more than I even realized as
tears are filling my eyes as I write this.
God loves even the most guilty among us.