The Truth Shall Set You Free
A man was walking one day when he came across a young boy swinging an old, rusty bird cage. In the cage were three three little wild birds, shivering with cold and fright.
Consider this modern day parable
The man stopped the boy and asked, "What are you going to do with the little birds, son?"
I'm going to take them home and have some fun with them. I'm going to tease them and pull out their feathers to make them fight. It's gonna be awesome!"
"But you'll get tired of those birds sooner or later. What are you going to do with them then?"
"Well, I've got some cats that like birds. I'll give them to my cats."
The man was silent for a moment. Then . . . "How much do you want for those birds?"
"What! You don't want those birds, they're not worth anything, they're just common sparrows! They
don't sin, they're not even pretty!"
The boy looked at the man as if he had lost his mind, then said, "$10.00?"
The man reached into his pocket and took out a ten dollar bill and gave it to the boy, who
promptly vanished, before he could change his mind.
The man then gently picked up the cage and carried it to a grassy area under a tree. Setting it
down, he opened the door and, by softly tapping on the bars, persuaded the birds to hop out,
setting them free.
as it relates to the above story
One day Satan and Jesus were having a conversation. Satan had just come from the Garden of Eden, and he was gloating and boasting.
"Yes sir, I just caught a world full of people down there. Set me a trap, used bait I knew they couldn't resist. Got 'em all!"
"What are you going to do with them?" Jesus asked.
"Oh I'm going to have fun! I'm going to teach them to marry and divorce each other, how to hate
and abuse each other, how to invent guns and bombs and kill each other. I'm really gonna have
"and what will you do when you are done with them?" Jesus asked.
"Oh, I'll kill 'em."
"How much do you want for them?"
"Oh, you don't want those people. They are no good. Why, if you take them, they'll just hate
you. They'll spit on you, curse you and kill you! You don't want those people"
Satan looked at Jesus and sneered, "all of your tears, and all of your blood."
Jesus paid the price in full. He picked up the cage and opened the door.
Jesus has paid the price for us but now it is up to us to choose to walk out of
that cage and into freedom. God's Word says, "You shall know the truth and the truth shall
set you free." (John 8:32) And in John 14:6 Jesus says, II am the way, the truth, and
the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me."
To walk into that freedom you simply need to tell Jesus in your heart that you accept the payment
that he made on your behalf and that you choose to walk into the freedom he offers you. If you have
done that, we would love to hear from you and also to send you a Free Gospel of
John so you can learn more about the One who has set you free.
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