Lunch with the Sheriff

Jim Cruz is a deputy sheriff for Cook County Court House. He was my host for lunch before my performance tonight ( ).

He goes in early every morning to minister to inmates at Cook County Jail, the largest in the US. Once a week he stays late to disciple those that have committed their lives to the Lord.

He's seen a lot of fruit over the years. He often hears, "Cruz!" when he's recognized on the street by those who have been released, and many of them are still walking with the Lord.

Once, as he was escorting a prisoner away from the courtroom, where the man had been sentanced to an extremely long term, he said to Jim, "If it would have been anyone but you I would have gone off."

Cruz is Spanish for "cross". Pray for him as he shines the Light of The Cross in dark places.

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