|I thought the gate was locked up.|
|The gate swung open|
So I got out and decided to take pictures as close as I could get from the other side of the gate.As I was busy leaning over the gate, shooting pictures of the barn, my husband had also gotten out of the car. I was too preoccupied to notice him. I turned to look at him and saw that he had simply unwound the chain on the gate. All of a sudden, it swung open wide. I was immediately struck with how easy that was! I had been able, only to see from afar, where I wanted to be. But now the chains were loosed and I was free to go all the way in and experience what I thought I could only enjoy from a distance.
Can it be that easy? Do we stay bound up by chains of sin and hurt and heartbreak, when He is just waiting to loose those chains and set us free; chains that keep us from what's on the other side? We can see what's waiting for us, but we are so preoccupied with what's wrong in our lives, that we don't take the simple actions necessary to be released. We need to seek Him and ask Him to intervene on our behalf. We need to trust that He knows the way out and will be faithful to do a good work in us. Then we need to be obedient in whatever steps He asks us to take in order for the chains to come off.
What chains are holding you back, Dear One? What has you tied up in knots? Go to Him in prayer and ask Him to loose them and set you free. He is faithful and merciful and a good Father and doesn't want to see His children in bondage.
From His Lap,