Today pondering Matthew 25:36 "I was in prison and ye came unto me."

Our Father in Heaven never meant for this life to be a prison to us, but sometimes the things we go through build up chains and walls around our hearts that keep us from moving towards Him. This last year I've been doing a lot of work on freeing myself from those chains, so I can become what He wants me to be.

A big portion of that work has been reclaiming my "inner child" and settings straight believes that had been twisted by my experiences. It's interesting how lessons can come at you in groupings of three. Whenever anything comes up in a grouping of three I know I'm supposed to pay attention. This last few weeks I've had a grouping of experiences involving me and men in my life.
The last one was this morning, when I ran into this video by the sweet Claire Ryann, her dad, and The Piano Guys performing Let There Be Peace On Earth. It nearly undid me to watch those men, gently accompany this beautiful little girl, follow her lead, and let her be herself as she sang her song. No one tried to over-coach her voice, no one stopped and did another take because she was slowing down, there was only gentleness and love and support.

The sweetness in the joy that this little girl shows when she sings with her dad is this symbol to me a part of my life that I am trying to reclaim. I know that my Father in Heaven has come to me in my times of need. I know that he sent my brother, Jesus, to break me free from my jail. I know that there are good men out there that I can trust.

On this day before the night before Christmas, I think about the jails that I was in, and I'm so grateful for the gift Son of God that can set everyone free from their captivity whatever form it may come in. #lighttheworld #thepianoguys #claireryann