Christ sets free imprisoned thinking

Have you ever felt held captive, so to speak, by circumstances beyond your control? Perhaps ill health or a litany of past mistakes has stolen your joy or limited your lifework. That’s certainly the way many of the prison inmates I’ve met have described how they feel. But in my work as a Christian Science volunteer in a correctional facility, I’ve seen firsthand how many of these individuals, searching and hungering for redemption and healing, have found true freedom and relief from mental and physical burdens through the power of Christ as revealed in Christian Science. 

Throughout the Bible we can read about God’s ability and promise to deliver His children from captivity. The book of Isaiah includes this encouragement and promise to the Hebrew people regarding their deliverance from captivity in Babylon: “Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes;... For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the Lord that hath mercy on thee” (54:2, 10). These words must have strengthened the people’s faith in God’s love and God’s promises of freedom.

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