My Chains Are Gone

My Chains Are Gone

Some sat in darkness and the deepest gloom, prisoners suffering in iron chains, for they had rebelled against the words of God and despised the counsel of the Most High …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 107:10-14

I love this image of God breaking us out of our chains. All the chains we put on ourselves and those that others put us in. He smashes them, and pulls us up and into freedom.

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When I’m singing “Amazing Grace” in church (off key and badly) I can’t help but to weep when I get to the part that says, “My chains are gone, I’ve been set free.” I feel like I’m flying, like my hands are reaching out as far as they can to feel that freedom that God has so generously given me.

For today, let’s focus on the image of God pulling us out of “the deepest gloom” and into the light. Here’s Chris Tomlin singing “Amazing Grace.”

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Cherie Burbach About Cherie Burbach

Cherie Burbach is the founder of Putting on the New. She is a poet, mixed media artist, and freelance writer. She's written for About.com, NBC/Universal, Match.com, Christianity Today, and more. Her latest book is: Art and Faith: Mixed Media Art With a Faith-Filled Message. For more, check out her website.

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