“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”
- 2 CORINTHIANS 3:17
One summer Bob Bartlett, a wonderful explorer, filled a boat with rare birds, put them in cages, and began to transport them to America. Somewhere in the Atlantic, the boat encountered rough water, and one of the birds got away. They watched the bird fly away to apparent “freedom.” But, several hours later, the bird came back. He couldn’t find any land, so he returned to the ship.
What had once been a prison was now the only way this bird could get across the ocean. We can be confident that Jesus, as our Savior, is our Rock and our strength, and that following Him is the only certain path to freedom. We need to pray, “make me a captive, Lord, so that I can be truly free.”