“He upholds the cause of the oppressed and gives food to the hungry.
The Lord sets prisoners free.” ~ Psalm 146:7
Have you ever noticed when you are driving on the highway at night the street lights seem to guide you with strings of light created by the windshield? They look like arms reaching down to touch your car and move you safely to the next beam of guiding light.
As I contemplate Easter as it fastly approach’s I tend not to think of how that single action many years ago continues to work today. I know how it has affected my life and those around me, but my view is short-sighted when I think of the global effect. I only see a microscopic portion of His handiwork.
I only seem to ponder the negative reality that the world seems increasingly more secular. But light will always expose darkness. And the great work of Christ is still lighting the way. It is still loosing chains of iron sin. All over the face of the earth there are people at this very moment having the pot-light flicker of salvation. Prisoners of darkness in jungles, cities, suburbs, villages, and tribes are being set free by the Lord, our most Holy Emancipator.
The living Word is refreshing the oppressed and fulfilling the hungry. Because this is what Christ did on the cross; in that cosmic moment of death over sin, He snapped everything that bound us to evil and despair. With His mighty power He paved a path to himself and invited us to come. The shackles that once strangled us, now bind the hands of Satan.
And so the Lord is active in His work of salvation for those who love Him. He is building up a generation of saints that will carry on His work here on earth. His arm of light is guiding us on a path of sanctification so that we will bring His light of justice in the murkiest places of the earth. His grace that began at the cross abounds today.
Be encouraged, the Lord set’s prisoner’s free, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Defy the enemy, and let the word now before you be your song of deliverance; “Jehovah looseth the prisoners.” ~ Charles Spurgeon
Picture Credit: Photo taken by Hai Thinh Hoang of beautiful Vietnam.