Sunday Go to Meeting Bun
L. A. Marzulli
|Jhn 8:36||If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.|
I love this verse! We all struggle as we are in our flesh and our flesh is fallen. We all sin, do what isn’t right, say hurtful words, or harmful actions. Some of us may be addicted to drugs or alcohol. Others may be subject to pornography, which a pastor once said, “was like barbed wire of the mind!” Some of us eat too much or eat the wrong foods like ice cream and junk food and find that we can’t stop. Some of us were abused as children by those who should have loved us, and protected us which has left deep emotional scars that fester.
Every person on the planet is broken, damaged in some way. No one lives on this earth for any length of time and comes through it unscathed. My first mentor Wayne Kendall, once told me that human beings are like garage dumps. What he meant is that all of us have inside us, a mound of collected trash of hurtful words, or memories of physical abuse, or emotional trauma and most of us don’t know how to deal with it.
It is from this perspective that some of us fall prey to drugs or alcohol. Others become workaholics. Others escape in sexual promiscuity. Still others deny, deny, deny and hold all of it in until it manifests in sickness and disease.
The good news is that we have a way out. A Way – yes it’s capitalized deliberately – to deal with all of the “stuff” that we humans collect through the years. Yashua/Jesus came to take all of our hurts and wounds away. He came to set the captives free, and please make no mistake about this, for we were/are captives at some point. This is the miracle of being born again! The text above says: If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed!
We need to realize that we are incapable of setting ourselves free. Only He can set us free, but when He does we are liberated! We feel for the first time in our lives the release from what has anchored us, controlled us, fettered us and in some cases dommed us to a life of pain and suffering. This is miraculous and from it comes joy.
In closing today’s Bun. We must understand that some of us have walked down a wrong path for ten, twenty or as in my case 30 years. The Lord led me back up the wrong path, I was on, and in that process healed me and then set me free. This was a process, and the timing of it, and the length of time it took was His choosing not mine. I learned patience through it, but in the end I was free and the Joy of the Lord became my strength. The Lord wants each and every one of us free. I’m not talking about perfection, but freedom from the things that hold us in bondage! If He sets us free we are free indeed!