Posted by Mark Beckwith on December 12, 2010
Paul describes himself as a prisoner. (Ephesians 3:1) A prisoner for Christ Jesus. To me, that means he is captured. Captured by Christ. Most of us know what it is to be a prisoner. To be a prisoner of anxiety or fear; to be captured by anger or disappointment. It is a web of worry -- and I have found that the more I wrestle with it, the tighter the web gets. Paul is a prisoner of Christ. He is at the mercy of mercy -- and of love and grace. It sounds like freedom to me.