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An Amber Alert

by Greg Asimakoupoulos

Posted: October 5, 2019

How Amber Guyer was alerted to God's grace…



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She didn't throw the book at her.
The judge showed grace instead.
She gave Amber her Bible with a prayer
that she would make a brand new start
while grounded in God's Word
discovering in prison that God cares.

The victim's brother didn't glare.
He offered grace instead.
He hugged the guilty cop with words of love.
That courtroom was a sacred place.
Forgiveness was displayed.
The hand of justice wore a velvet glove.

Against the backdrop of this crime,
God's grace took center stage.
A judge and grieving brother stunned the crowd.
Acknowledging the loss of life,
both wept devoid of hate
and silenced those outside protesting loud.

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Greg Asimakoupoulos (pronounced AWESOME-uh-COPE-uh-less) is an ordained minister, published author and a freelance news reporter with the Salem Radio Network.   Greg maintains a weekly column called Rhymes and Reasons on The Partial Observer,  which he graciously provides to SeniorLifestyle.

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Posted: October 5, 2019

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