Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”
The Elephant Rope
As a man passed the elephants, he suddenly stopped, confused by the fact that these huge creatures were being held by only a small rope tied to their front leg. No chains, no cages. It was obvious that the elephants could, at any time, break away from their bonds, but for some reason, they did not. He saw a trainer nearby and asked why these animals just stood there and made no attempt to getaway. "Well," the trainer said, "when they are very young and much smaller, we use the same size rope to tie them and, at that age, it's enough to hold them. As they grow up, they are conditioned to believe they cannot break away. They believe the rope can still hold them, so they never try to break free." The man was amazed. These animals could at any time break free from their bonds, but because they believed they couldn't, they were stuck right where they were." Anonymous
How many of us are still held by the small rope of doubt, disbelief, or defeat in our minds and cannot move forward when Christ tells us all he came to set the captive free? There is hope if you feel trapped in your circumstances of life or bound by generational patterns of belief. Nothing can stand against the blood and power of Jesus Christ. Ask Him to help you. If He has done so much for me, what is it that you need?
God bless all of you this Memorial Day Weekend. Be safe, and remember God loves you!