The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK


April 24, 2014

Letter: The best gift is when you realize Jesus loves you

ENID, Okla. — Just wanted to write a short letter concerning the article (“Police: defendant kills self before trial”) about the man, David Michael Jackson, 52, of Enid. That story really got ahold of me and I wanted to choose my words carefully, as I wrote this letter to you, hoping you would share it with your readers.

Today, I’m writing on Earth Day and it also is St. Opportuna’s Feast Day. She lives up to her name, and as a Christian, I felt the opportunity to share what I believe is true, especially during this special time of Easter, which lasts for 50 days — almost a week before Father’s Day, which is Pentecost Sunday.

This man truly was in despair. I have been in his place before and felt the same way. I am thankful to God for giving me the opportunity to repent. I was already baptized as a baby. However, when you repent of your sins and forgive others, either for deceiving you or for verbal abuse, you are at peace.  

That’s what I want to share with others this Easter. The best gift is when you realize that it is Jesus who loves you and forgives you and offers you peace of mind, body and soul!

Please pray for David Michael Jackson!

Rita Cody


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