Sunday, September 29, 2019

Been there, done that

After Philippians 1:27-30

I sit in a prison, here, and write
to you there. And it was there
that I was once arrested 
for freeing that slave girl 
of her demon, for giving her
a new life. The men who made
money from her enslavement,
those merchants of death, 
were not pleased. We were 
arrested because we stopped this 
one example of human trafficking.
But we were delivered, a miracle,
and now I sit in prison 
for the same reason, because 
of the threat to the order,
the existing order, the status quo.
Faithfulness is often followed 
by suffering. But it is not what
has happened to the world, how it 
has decayed; instead, it is what
has come to the world, 
the salvation of hope. That hope
unleashes servants upon the world.

Photograph by Larm Rmah via Unsplash. Used with permission.

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