So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key.
The Eagles, "Already Gone"
Today's post is all about chains. Chains can take many forms: fears, habits, illnesses, and more. These particular chains were made by my friend Karen. She learned to make them from soap, and when she got better, progressed to wood. You might say that she has been chained to her chains. I have them here at home while she is loaning them to me. Bring so clumsy, I am afraid that I will break the soap. I was afraid to touch them to take these pictures, and have now put them away up high, where they will be safe till returned to their maker. What struck me about the chains of soap is that it is a total oxymoron. Since the soap is so fragile and will also wash completly away, they are not really chains at all, are they? They would not hold for long. But here's the neat thing about these soap chains; It is a picture of what God does to us when he washes our chains away. We are left pure and clean. Like the quote at the top says, we all really do live our lives in chains, and we do have the key; Jesus. It's so good to realize that before we are "Already Gone".
"Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He brought them out of darkness and the deepest gloom and broke away their chains." Psalm 107:13
"Wash away all my iniquity and cleanse me from my sin....and I will be whiter than snow.