I've watch the rain run free.

Rain can only be held back until it gathers strength enough to move on.

It refreshes and nourishes at its best.

Over time it has the power to wear down stone.

Overflowing it can move mountains.

I've felt the wind blow.

At it's best it cools, but can wipe out an entire town when it gathers strength enough.

Birds, butterflies all are free to follow the wind and water.

But, what about you and I?

We, too, can go where we want, but stay.

You and I can work long enough to create change, but often just go with the flow making no difference at all.

You and I can move mountains but see them as blockades instead.

You and I can set our sails against the wind and yet, we all too often fall down waiting to be rescued.

We can follow the wind and ride the oceans yet, we never leave the shore.

Why would God make the wind, water, birds and butterflies free and limit us?

He doesn't.

We are held captive by what we think, what we believe and how we see ourselves.

We become prisoners of our mind.

We were never meant to be "captive" in a world created for us.

Genesis 1:26 (New International Version) Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, [a] and over all the creatures that move along the ground."

Bob Perks

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