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COMING HOME

Anchor Devotional - 02.11.16


"...God does not take away life; instead, he devises ways so that a banished person may not remain estranged from him. "

2 Samuel 14:14b

Getting out of prison and coming home are nearly universal topics of discussion among inmates. No matter our race, social standing, education, or offense for which we were incarcerated, we all dream about leaving here. Some of those dreams center around being with loved ones again. Some are based on relatively simple comforts – things like stepping on carpet, sitting on a sofa, walking barefoot on grass. And almost everyone knows his answer to the question, “What is the first thing you’re going to eat when you get out?”

We all start out life captive to the power of sin (Romans 3:23; John 8:34). But God was not content to leave us that way. Instead, He designed a plan to bring us back to Him. So rather than sitting around daydreaming about how much better things would be if we were free, we can return to Him and be set free right now from the power of sin. Though the greater joy will come one day when we see Jesus face-to-face, we already can begin to experience all He has in store for us in the lives we’re living.

Scripture Focus

Colossians 1:21-29

Insight

Help me find a way
Bring me back to you
You're all I want
You're all I ever needed.
(Kelly Carpenter, 1994)

Read the Bible

  • Exodus 33-34
  • Psalm 42
  • Luke 6