At a nearby police station, they met a police sergeant and related Prasad’s incident to him.
“I think I can’t really help you,” said the sergeant, “you punya kes sudah lama, kalau tolong periksa, banyak kena buat. Sekarang saya tak dapat tolong awak.(Yours is an old case. If I investigate, there’s much to do. I can’t help you now.)”
“Wah, this police also don’t want to take your case,” Cornelius jested. “Ok, we go back and discuss.”
Sensing that God wanted him to do the right thing, Prasad said, “Bro. Corn, God is telling me to surrender today no matter what. Why don’t we go to the Sentul police station?”
Cornelius did not expect such a reply, and said, “You really are bold. Very good, this is the way it should be...”
At the Sentul police station, Prasad again related his situation to the police and said he wanted to surrender. “So, you gentleman, mari surrender?” the police officer said in amazement.
“Sir, I went to rehab centre to change my life,” Prasad explained, “now that I am a Christian, God is helping me.”
"God, I want to be set free from all bondages, to be free again..."
The police officer pondered for awhile, glanced at Prasad and said, “Very good, I will help you!”
Prasad was immediately taken into custody at the police station. Several days later, he was transferred to Kuantan and detained further to await his court hearing.
In the court, the judge asked Prasad, “What took you so long to surrender? Before this, you didn’t want to surrender?”
“I needed help and did not know where to go. So I went to this Christian rehab centre. It was different,” replied Prasad.
The judge listened while jotting down some notes.
“At the rehab, I learn to seek God and I feel this is the right time to surrender,” Prasad added.
The prosecutor was adamant in pressing for the maximum sentence of two years imprisonment and two strokes of caning. The court was told of Prasad’s past offences and imprisonments. He had been imprisoned three times in drug-and-gangster related offences. The judge nodded and acknowledged the prosecutor’s presentation on Prasad’s background, looked at her notes and glanced at Prasad.
“Six months in prison, NO caning,” the judge read out the sentence.
The judge asked, “Is it okay?”
“I am very thankful for the reduced sentence, thank you very much,” Prasad replied in gratitude.
While in prison, Prasad penned down his thoughts on a little piece of paper: ‘You can’t control what happen to you, but with God’s help, you can control what happen to you. I am in prison, but prison is not in me.' Prasad has finally experienced peace in his life.
Do you want the peace that only God can give?
Pray like this:
“God, I want to have peace in my life. I believe Jesus died for my sin and rose from the grave. I want to turn from my sin and follow You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”