I watched an animated short film on youtube this week titled Overcomer by Hannah Spangler. As I watched the video, I thought about how well it illustrates what Jesus can do in our loves.
The video shows a young woman being overwhelmed by chains that keep being put on her. As I watched it, I thought about chains that can come upon us such as family problems, harmful things spoken over us and to us, doubt, despair, confusion, and being bullied. This life can be harsh and cruel for some people. It can lead us to depression, anxiety, loss of hope, loneliness, and wanting to give up.
The good news is the truth of what Jesus said in John 16:
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
Jesus also said in John 8:
“To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
Jesus is the truth and he only speaks the truth. He is the one who says- God loves you.
The truth is that we are loved. Jesus showed us the love of the father and his own love when he died on the cross for us.
The truth is that God cherishes us as his children. When we come to Jesus, we become God’s children.
The truth is that God wants all people to be free from the chains of this life and to live in the freedom of his love.
The truth is that we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength.
Dear reader please remember today how much God loves you. He is with you today. With Jesus we can be free from the chains and come into the light of his love.
Thank you for reading and please watch Hanna’s video. As you watch at the end, think about being free in Jesus. God Bless 🙂