A Web walk each day with Peggie through a home called Peggie’s Place! . . . . Today is not only Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, but also the inauguration of President Barack Obama for his second term of office. We congratulate him and pray that God will give him wisdom and continue to bless the USA. (See 2009 Inauguration of Barack Obama for many interesting links.)
Ever been handcuffed? Hopefully, not “for real,” but “for fun!” My trickster son, with his love for magic tricks, had a favorite one–to handcuff Mom, “lock her up” with a key….and then watch her fuss and fume to get “unchained!” I was ready to lock HIM up by the time he would decide to release me!
Ever been a slave? Perhaps in your family ancestry, you can document loved ones from Civil War Days that were not enchained physically but nevertheless knew the pain and sadness of slavery. Today we honor Dr. Martin Luther King who opened a new door to freedom and equality for people of color. We celebrate, and rightfully so.
So…..that logically means liberty and justice for all – right??
Wrong! Millions of people live in another kind of slavery – a locked-up world–captive to their past, their present, and hopelessly, to their future. Is there no hope? Indeed there is! For whatever the bondage, Christ came to set the captive free–for all time and eternity too! On this freedom day, you can know the freedom that only Christ can give–freedom from the handcuffs of life that bind you–doubt, guilt, fear, anxiety, anger, sin, unforgiveness, unbelief, addictions–whatever has YOU “locked up” in tight knots inside–where no one but the Lord sees!
Let the Great Emancipator free you this day–the freedom He won on Calvary and at the empty tomb is a freedom for all time–your past, your present and your future. Believe it and have a freedom-filled week, WHEREVER on Planet Earth you live!
Scripture: “If the Son, therefore, shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed ( (John 8:36 KJV).
Song: Set Me Free!
Prayer: “Lord, I’ve allowed myself to become enslaved and paralyzed by the past, the present, and fear of the future. Set me free this day from everything that binds me, that I might praise Your Name, In Jesus’ Name. Amen.”
“A prayer for our leaders this Martin Luther King holiday” – Pastor/Poet Greg Asimakoupoulos
Feature link: Martin Luther King Online
“Coretta Scott King’s ‘dream’” – ASSIST News Service
The King Center . . .
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