I was standing in the funeral home with a family several weeks ago. They were about to enter the chapel for a memorial service. About a minute before they walked in, I noticed a lady leaning against a wall with a worried expression on her face. Then I realized why. Her high heel was stuck in the floor's air vent. And she could not get it out.
After a few failed attempts at freedom she tugged a little harder on her shoe. Then it happened. She pulled the whole air vent out of the floor! And her heel was still stuck in it. One of the other ladies noticed this and she came to the rescue. She grabbed the air vent and pulled the heel free. Then she quickly put the air vent back into the floor before the family walked into the chapel.
To be honest, it was hilarious. I tried not to laugh out loud. But then our eyes met. The liberated lady looked at me and giggled. Then I had to laugh. It was a funny moment.
There are times, however, when being stuck is not funny.
Some people are stuck in addiction. Others are stuck in generational sin. Then there are those who are stuck in grief and unending sadness. Many are stuck in guilt and shame over their past sins. There are people that are stuck in serious issues, and no matter how hard they try to be free, they just don't seem to get anywhere.
Here's one thing I've learned: True freedom is found in Jesus Christ. John 8:36 tells us, "So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." That's awesome news!!
Free from addiction. Free from generational sin. Free from grief and unending sadness. Free from guilt and shame. Jesus is the champion of freedom!
If something has a hold on you and won't let go, call out to Jesus. He can set you free. And your life will never be the same.