Man offered freedom, chooses prison…..


This News story, broke my heart. Partly because it was just sad, and partly because I think it happens every single day….. you can read my post for today , on the topic of Freedom in Christ, over at “Laced With Grace” . It’s the devotional blog, that I also write for.

4 thoughts on “Man offered freedom, chooses prison…..

  1. KayMac says:

    sad. sometimes i keep myself in prison..with my sin.

  2. Anonymous says:

    it is sad, but I wonder what it would be like to be leaving behind the safety of the routines of so many years, and maybe even a few friendships, to go back into a world where you have so conspicuously failed to live up to the “norm”. Without any supporting faith, or belief, this must seem too much.

  3. Anonymous says:

    The sun was beating down inside the walls of stone and razor wire
    As we made our way across the prison yard
    I felt my heart begin to race as we drew nearer to the place
    Where they say that death is waiting in the dark
    The slamming doors of iron echoed through the halls
    Where despair holds life within its cruel claws
    But then I met a man who’s face seemed so strangely out of place
    A blinding light of hope was shining in his eyes
    And with repentance in his voice he told me of his tragic choice
    That led him to this place where he must pay the price
    But then his voice grew strong as he began to tell
    About the One he said had rescued him from hell, he said . . .

    I’m free, yeah, oh, I have been forgiven
    God’s love has taken off my chains and given me these wings
    And I’m free, yeah, yeah, and the freedom I’ve been given
    Is something that not even death can take away from me
    Because I’m free
    Jesus set me free

    We said a prayer and said goodbye and tears began to fill my eyes
    As I stepped back out into the blinding sun
    And even as I drove away I found that I could not escape
    The way he spoke of what the grace of God had done
    I thought about how sin had sentenced us to die
    And how God gave His only Son so you and I could say . . .

    And if the Son has set you free,
    Oh, if the Son has set you free
    Then you are free indeed,
    Oh, you are really free
    If the Son has set you free,
    Oh, if the Son has set you free
    Then you are free, really, really, free

    Oh, we’re free, yeah, oh, we have been forgiven
    God’s grace has broken every chain and given us these wings
    And we’re free, yeah, yeah, and the freedom we’ve been given
    Is something that not even death can take from you and me
    Because we’re free, yeah, the freedom we’ve been given
    Is something that not even death can take from you and me
    Because we’re free, oh, we’re free
    We are free, we are free
    The Son has set us free

    If the Son has set you free
    You are free indeed
    -Steven Curtis Chapman

  4. Tracey, in MI says:

    kaymac… i’m a sister inmate, guilt, sin.. both prison doors Jesus has swung open, but I sometimes stay inside….

    anonymous-
    i wondered exactly if that was his reason…it’s part of what I wrote about over at LWG…

    hippeange83- perfect.

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