Prayer breaks down the bars of false belief

We're Never Caged

Centuries ago Paul declared of God, "In him we live, and move, and have our being." Acts 17:28; This is the truth of you and me today.

But are we believing we live in a material body? Are we being deluded into thinking that we are confined within certain dimensions, which determine what we can be and do? Do we feel that some activities are within our capability, but others are impossible? What are these restrictions but fictitious arguments of mortal mind, the fabricator of all limits?

At a circus recently, one act had a special lesson for me. Trained animals, brought to the ringside in cages and let out to perform, took their places in order, sat on stools, and walked about in an upright position. Back in their cages they did none of this. As I watched I thought, "How like a cage are our beliefs!" We have been led to believe we live inside a material body, which is subject to all sorts of physical and mental limitations—of heredity, climate, race, education. What a travesty of man, the image of God!

Enjoy 1 free Sentinel article or audio program each month, including content from 1898 to today.

How Much Faith Do We Need?
May 21, 1977

We'd love to hear from you!

Easily submit your testimonies, articles, and poems online.