Lifting the Weight

This short story (http://www.tnellen.com/cybereng/harrison.html) is quite a sad tale, I remember reading it in my English class a good number of years ago.

This man was blessed with many gifts, and was made into a criminal for basically being born. I respect his boldness to oppose the laws against him just to show people who were still in chains what it’s like to break free. His short-lived display of courage went unnoticed, and soon after everyone forgot about him.

I hope you begin to see why I am making this story my focal point here.

Jesus Christ fits this guy’s life spot on, even to the point of the world trying to cover it up as though it never happened. This is exactly what he calls us to do, and his message is very simple: break free from your chains.

Galatians 5:1:

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.

2 Corinthians 3:13-18:

We are not like Moses, who would put a veil over his face to keep the Israelites from gazing at it while the radiance was fading away. But their minds were made dull, for to this day the same veil remains when the old covenant is read. It has not been removed, because only in Christ is it taken away. Even to this day when Moses is read, a veil covers their hearts. But whenever anyone turns to the Lord, the veil is taken away. Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

2 Corinthians 2:15-16:

For we are to God the aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. To the one we are the smell of death; to the other, the fragrance of life.

Harrison Bergeron did to his audience what Christ calls us to do to our audiences! He THREW off the shackles of his world and showed the people what it’s like to live in freedom. The JOY is immeasurable to his inexperienced crowd, but they saw something unseen to their ignorant eyes. There was such BEAUTY and POWER with everything Harrison did before the system came in to stop him. This is exactly what Christ did and wants us to do, because there is such beauty, power, joy, excitement, and freedom behind his message.

This is what a lot of my experiences have summed up to. Taking steps in my walk have really opened doors to the real beauty of God’s love and wisdom. I urge you to be more involved with your word, for it drips with such amazing insight, you’d have to be blind not to see what God has set out for us, his beloved children.

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