Remember Jesus Christ, raised from the dead, descended from David. This is my gospel, for which I am suffering even to the point of being chained like a criminal. But God’s word is not chained. 2 Timothy 2:8-9 NIV
A dog rescuer had posted a picture of a dog who had been rescued and was living the life with his new, furever family. It was a case that he always remembered, as would I once I heard the story.
All his life, the dog had been chained on the same chain along with another dog. Eventually, his companion died on the chain. Life went on for the dog, but each time he moved or went to the bathroom, he had to drag his deceased companion along with him. Finally rescued, he is enjoying life.
There are many who work diligently to save dogs from an abused or neglected lifestyle. Unchain America is an organization that is helping to free chained and penned dogs all across the country.
The apostle Paul knew what it was like to be chained. He wrote much of the Bible’s New Testament from prison. Even though he was in chains, he proclaimed that the word of God was not chained.
The word of God brings freedom. II Corinthians 3:17 tells us, “Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom”. John 8:36 states, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed”. Galatians 5:1 proclaims, “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery”. Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:35 that, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will never pass away”. In 1995, according to Guinness World Records, the Bible is the bestselling book of all time.
Unchain America is actively freeing chained dogs in America but Jesus has been in the business of setting prisoners free for over 2,000 years. Are you dragging a past of bondage along with you wherever you go? Do you feel chained to a heavy burden? Jesus is there waiting to free you from the weight of your sin. Call out his name today. He alone has the key to unlock the chains that bind you.