GRIN AND SHARE IT: “The Model Prisoner”

The Model Prisoner

Several years ago, Andy was sentenced to prison. During
his stay, he got along well with the guards and all his
fellow inmates. The warden new that, deep down, Andy
was a good person. So, the warden made arrangements
for the inmate to learn a trade while doing his time.

Some three years later, Andy was recognized as one of
the best carpenters in the local area. Often, he would be
given a weekend pass to do odd jobs for citizens of the
community. And, he always reported back to prison by
early Sunday evening. Andy was a model inmate.

One day, the warden considered remodeling his kitchen,
though he lacked the skills to build a set of kitchen
cupboards and a large counter top. So, he called Andy
into his office and asked him to do the job for him.

To the warden’s surprise, Andy simply refused to help.

“But, you’re an expert. Andy, I really need your help,”
said the warden.

“Gosh, warden, I’d really like to help you, but counter
fitting is what got me into prison in the first place.”

About Dr. Mike Harmon

Dr. Harmon began preaching at the age of 15 while living in southern California. He has conducted over 600 revivals and evangelistic campaigns nationwide, and has served as Senior Pastor at seven churches. Dr. Harmon has degrees from Central Baptist College, the University of Central Arkansas, and a Ph.D. From the Christian Bible College and Seminary. He has served as trustee for Southeastern Baptist College and Chairman of the trustees for the BMA Theological Seminary. He also served as Chaplain for the Mississippi Highway Patrol, the Arkansas State Police and the Arkansas State Senate. His many sermons and articles on Christian Apologetics are widely published. He is married to one wife of 43 years; has two sons, and seven grandchildren. He considers the simple pleasures of cooking, dining with family and friends, and liesurely rides on his Harley through the Texas Hill Country to be some of the most enjoyable blessings from the Lord.
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