“…and to let the oppressed to free…“
“There is nothing in the world to fear, but fear itself.“
–words to a trusted friend those.
Fear substantiates the false claims of every captor.
Because when I fail, this jail I find myself in is horrible…
But even more horrible is the fear.
Fear keeps thousands in prison, when the door is wide open.
Because worse than jail itself is fearing “how God will treat me” when I get out…
But to say that God is anything like fear describes is as wrong as calling the devil a savior.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
The truth is, God loves.
But the fearing can scarcely be blamed for disbelieving that at times…
We’ve taught them to.
Yes. You and me.
We teach the weak to fear.
By our actions. When we’re supposed to be representing Jesus Himself…
And that keeps them in prison even when the doors are open.
“…and to let the oppressed to free…”
Not just by getting the door open.
By helping them believe they’ll always find open arms on the other side of the threshold.