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This week’s FMF writing prompt is: ESCAPE 




Setting my timer for five minutes, and . . . GO. 

Some of us (ahem) use books. Some turn to TV and movies. Others go to the bar or drink at home.

Drugs, fitness, food, work . . . We all have an escape. When life gets to be more than we think we can handle. we switch it off and find an escape.

Except it doesn’t last long. Our troubles are right there waiting for us when we return — sometimes worse.

I mean, Jesus did promise us, “In this world you will have trouble . . .”

But He didn’t stop there. He went on to say, “But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Jesus didn’t get an escape. And He didn’t bear just His own problems; He faced the full weight of the sins of the world when He hung on that cross.

He could’ve gotten down if He wanted to; if it was His Father’s will. But His Father let Him die.

He had a way of escape, but He stayed. He stayed and took our burdens — every single one of them — those that our someone else’s fault and those that are our own fault — and He took the punishment on our behalf.

Hallelujah, we are free.






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