When one knows the Lord, he also knows that he is not a puppet on a string, but FREE.
FREE to love his Lord; FREE to submit himself unto his Lord; FREE to serve Him and His people.
To those outside the Holy family, it appears as if the members no longer have a will, but are bound by a set of strings that directs their every move.
How wrong they are!
God created us all so that we might all live in peace and communion with Him.
He created us in love and so gave us a FREE will, a will that allows us to accept or reject Him.
If we were puppets on a string we would not have a thing to say in how we lived, for our Creator would direct our strings always in the path of His righteousness, but be unable to rejoice in our obedience for it would not be of our will, but of His.
O, how our Lord cried when in our will we rejected Him and turned away. We turned away so we might live our lives in freedom; when in doing so we placed ourselves in bondage of sin and death ~ for there is no life apart from the Father.
O, how He tried to show us that what He had for us was so much better! But because we had no strings to hold us back, in our blindness we continued our journey away from our God.
But He loved us too much to forget us, so He tried and tried to gain our attention and did so to the point of coming to us in flesh and in blood, dwelling among us, living the life of a Man.
But He was God and knew the only way the door separating us from Him could be opened would be to die for us and regain victory over our bondage of sin and death.
The door is now open and He is calling us to pass through it into an eternal life of joy and peace ~ to share in His Glory.
But because we have no strings attached, the choice still is ours to hear His voice and follow it or turn away and enter into eternal death.
Our God loves us so much, so has offered us a way back into His Presence FREE from the sin of our past; but puppets we are not ~ so our Life or our Death is a choice we all must make.
Call upon the name of our Lord Jesus and enter into His Peace.