I saw a bear in a cage today, and it brought a tear to my eye.
You may ask, “why?”…
Because this bear is me and it’s so many other people I know and love…
As I looked at this bear I saw wonder… shut up, yet looking out to the life beyond the cage, pacing around, wondering, is this all? There has to be something more.
We so often live caged… just like this bear. Wanting out. Wondering why we are here. What for? We feel like we are just taking up space.
“Please, just somebody save me. Take me back to the home where I belong. Give me purpose again. Make me come alive!”
This bear has so much potential in the forest, but in a cage… none at all.
I am much like this bear, we are.
We have so much potential in the Kingdom of God, but in a cage… none at all.
When we are free, free to be who God created us to be, having passions and living them out on behalf of others and for the glory of God, we come alive.
But much like this bear often times we get stuck…
Stuck in the rut of living this life for ourselves. Stuck in bondage to what He died to set us free from. Stuck and feeling disappointed over life… because this can’t be all there is.
We are dead inside, bound, with no life to give and no hope to hold.
Yes I am much like this bear. We are much like this bear. But unlike this bear… We have a Savior! We have been given liberty. He set us free.
We are free to live for Him alone.
And He died for all, that those who live should live no longer for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again.
2 Corinthians 5:15 NKJV
We are given new life. A new purpose. We are new creations.
We have a new place to dwell— in Him
A new Kingdom to seek— His.
We have a greater purpose— His glory.
We can run wild and free while carefully held in the palm of His loving hands. In Him, we come alive!