“Remember the prisoners as if chained with them – those who are mistreated – since you yourselves are in the body also.” (Heb 13:3 NKJV)
Something to think about…
Around you are the wounded bodies of people, crying out for help. As you walk by you see the confusion and despair in their eyes. Blood is gushing from their hearts and they’re fighting just to take the next breath that will somehow keep them alive. It’s almost as if you can touch the darkness that wants to engulf them and drive them off to death. How much longer will they be able to bear this?
For years they’ve been locked up, bound by chains, and deprived from the Source of Life. You see their eyes. Dead. Even though some of them are smiling. What a strange contradiction? They’ve been imprisoned for so long that it became the only life they know. And astonishingly enough, they embraced it.
Suddenly you notice that with every step you take there comes a stirring in your heart, a refusal to accept what you see, a hatred for evil that is causing this. Haven’t you been through this hell before? But Jesus set you free. As He did for all! Can’t they see the doors are open? Haven’t they heard the enemy has been destroyed? Were they not given a voice that will cry out, enough is enough? Enough of this shame, enough of this poverty, enough of these diseases, enough of this oppression, enough of this prison life!
Don’t they realise it’s only the lies of a defeated enemy that still keep them in those prisons?