This morning I found this little guy hanging from a nest. A piece of string around his neck like a noose. I assumed he was dead, but as I approached, his little wings began to flutter. I took the knife I carry out of my pocket, cut him loose and watched for a few moments to see if he was ok.
Eventually he began to hold his head up and move around in my hand, opening his eyes and staring at me. I wondered if his look was one of gratitude for saving his life. We gently placed him back in the nest inside the bird house where he curled up for a much needed rest after his traumatic experience. In the days to come I’ll check on him to see how he’s doing.
Sin is like a noose that wraps itself around our lives, and it will choke and cripple us. Many are choking everyday from constant repetitive sin and the only thing that can save us is Jesus. He took the punishment of our sins so we don’t have to choke. Because of His sacrifice we are pardoned. The amazing thing is you and I are pardoned from our punishment long before the noose took hold of us. By putting our faith and trust in Christ alone we no longer have to choke on the noose of sin. Through Christ and Him alone sin is no longer our master.
Sin is no longer your master, for you no longer live under the requirements of the law. Instead, you live under the freedom of God’s grace. – Romans 6:14
A pocket knife and a gentle hand saved the little bird choking on a noose. The power of the Gospel can and will save you from choking on the noose of sin.
For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord. – Romans 6:23
Tired of choking on the noose of sin and hopelessness? Put your faith and trust in Christ alone. I’d be happy to share more and help you understand the amazing grace of our Lord Jesus Christ.