Sunday, June 14, 2009

Back-Door Password

When a programmer designs and codes a new piece of software, he generally puts a password on it that only he is aware of just in case he ever needs to get back into the program. Once it is on the market and we buy it, we can add passwords to the software for out own security, but he can still over-ride our passwords with his if necessary. It's like a secret back-door way in which only the programmer is aware.

I think when God created our world, He, too, had His own way around whatever security we added to it. In the 5th chapter of Acts, Peter and some other apostles were placed in prison by the Sadducees. One minute they were all neatly packed away inside the prison, but then the next minute, they were found preaching in the Temple about Jesus. The amazing thing is that there were still guards posted outside the prison and the doors were still securely fastened. God had sent an angel to free the apostles, but instead of "breaking" them out of jail, God used another, "back-door" way. Isn't it wonderful that we serve a God that is not bound or confined by anything? I think a good lesson here for us is that we may also feel like we are in a prison of sorts in our personal lives. Jobs, money, relationships, and many other things of this world can tend to make us feel imprisoned sometimes. But never forget, even though it may seem that there is no way out, God can change that in a flash! For all we know, He is on the way this very minute with the keys to our locked cells.

Psalm 55:22 says, "Cast your cares on the Lord, and He will sustain you; He will never let the righteous fall."

Father, thank you for being able to free us from any prison made by man. Please take away our sins, sickness, addictions, hurts, and worries. Thank you for what You have done and for what You will still do. In Jesus name, Amen.

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