I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Now there is in store for me the crown of righteousness which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day and not only to me, but also to all who have longed for His appearing.
–2 Timothy 4:7-8
Thought of the Day
The apostle Paul was imprisoned in the Mamartime Prison in Rome when he wrote his second letter to Timothy. A visitor who traveled to that prison described it this way.
“Descending the winding stone staircase, you come finally to the dismal dark low-arched chamber where the apostle once lay bound, waiting to be offered up. Even on a hot summer day, one will sense the constriction of the low ceiling and the dampness of that dark dungeon.”
Isn’t it amazing that Paul was able to still focus on his faith and on Christ Jesus no matter how dark or dismal it seemed? How did he do it? He did it because he understood the true power of God’s love and grace. Knowing Christ as Paul did made him free.
We all have some things that imprison us. The key to freedom is Jesus the Christ. Let His love set you free.
Father, Let me embrace Your love and grace. Amen.