The Wall Comes Down

When I was 10 years old my family decided to take down the fence in our front yard. We had one of those old country fences that have the square wire holes. We took down all the wire but we left up the wooden posts for a week. There were some dogs that would run up and down the street that were not on the best of terms with our English shepherd. They always knew the fence had been there and like always they ran toward each other teeth barred and snarling. I knew I was about to see a fight. All of a sudden they stopped where the fence used to be and stood nose to nose with nothing between them at all! They put on their best show to show who was dominate and then they parted ways. I was shocked. They still thought the fence was where it had always been.

I wonder how many times we have been freed by Christ yet live like the chains of sin and death were still around our ankles. How many times have we been freed from sin and yet live as if the walls of that prison cell still surrounded us. Let us realize that the wall has come down and a new freedom has come that has set us free from sin and death and has released us to eternal life with Christ Jesus our Lord.

“But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves to God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in[b] Christ Jesus our Lord.” – Rom 6:22-23

0 Responses to The Wall Comes Down

  1. preacherman says:

    Matt,
    Excellent post brother.
    I have felt the same way you have.
    Keep up the great posts.
    I love reading your blog.
    It challenges my faith and relationship with God.
    You are making a difference.

  2. Neva says:

    A great lesson for all of us–
    still praying for you and Missy–how are you?

    Peace,
    Neva

  3. mattdabbs says:

    Preacherman,

    Thanks for your continued reading and encouragement. It always means a lot to me!

    Neva,

    Thank you for your prayers. Missy and I are doing much better. The past week or two have been significantly better. There is a couple here at church who are now going through the same thing. I am glad God can use us to help them.

  4. Great post – very relevant and a fascinating study into behavior. Powerful illustration. Thanks.

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