It keeps returning to front stage; a thought that is. So perhaps an IDOK is forming. We will see.
GRANDS are viewing Odyssey You Tubes, full episodes; in my opinion one of the greatest uses of the internet and in so doing I am privileged to overhear.
If you are familiar, Mr. Whittaker created an Imagination Station and Dylan and Friends often made use of it. In this episode, Dylan and Carter landed in the late 1800s; that was okay for Dylan, he was having a blast, living in the lap of luxury. Carter was slaving in the cotton fields. Yes, it was an Odyssey about the Underground Railroad.
So what’s my reoccurring thought? A word given by the Preacher: He asked Dylan how could he enjoy the luxury of freedom and not be willing to risk anything and everything he had to make that freedom available to Carter – to everyone?
Can you imagine the question that came to me next?
The ultimate freedom – Eternal Freedom from sin. Salvation. Eternal Life.
Some of us have this freedom. But Millions. Yes, MILLIONS do not.
‘How can you enjoy the luxury of your Freedom in Christ and not be willing to risk anything and everything you have to share THE WAY to this freedom with everyone?’
It was a dark, shameful era for us.
Today we see so clearly that it was right and good, even holy to live and die to abolish it.
Eternal damnation to a devil’s hell?
Am I appalled by it? Am I willing today to give, to risk, to live, to die (if need be) as those who worked the Underground Railroad did, to bring Today’s Slaves to Freedom in CHRIST JESUS?
But I want to be.
It’s not just for Young Ones.
ABBA speaks through it to Old Ones too.
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ABBA, HOLY SPIRIT, in JESUS name and for His sake, bring me to willingness to bring the message of freedom to everyone. Amen and amen.
New American Standard Bible (NASB)
1 The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon me, Because the LORD has anointed me To bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to captives And freedom to prisoners;
2 To proclaim the favorable year of the LORD And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,
3 To grant those who mourn in Zion, Giving them a garland instead of ashes, The oil of gladness instead of mourning, The mantle of praise instead of a spirit of fainting. So they will be called oaks of righteousness, The planting of the LORD, that He may be glorified.
via Is 61 – Passage Lookup – New American Standard Bible – BibleGateway.com.
I use the word Mantra here cautiously because of its associated connotations, however let it be that Isaiah 61:1-3 become our MANTRA — may I, may we, say these verses, meditate on these Words, aloud and silently, until they come to abide in us and set us free to be instrumental in setting others free.