BIRD IN A PRISON CAGE!"
(The Ray Troost Story)
Jesus Did It!
(By Ray Troost, Jr.)
NOTE: This story was written before my conversion while I was behind the walls in Jackson Prison, Michigan, and before I gave my life to Christ.
I once was free as a bird, able to go wherever I felt. But like that bird, once put in a cage the freedom was lost. You look through the bars of the cage and see the freedom that once was there. You bump your head against the bars hoping to break through but only to know you are still in that cage.
You go to sleep at night and dream about that freedom of running free through the woods and fields. You can feel the wind blow through your hair and see the leaves rustle. You can hear the birds sing in the trees. Then you hear a noise and wake up only to find that you are still in that cage.
I used to have my children around me when I had my freedom, but now while in this cage they are nowhere to be found or seen. There are no letters to ask how you are doing or telling you about the freedom outside that cage.
It's like that bird in a cage who has no one who really cares. All he has is someone who watches him play in that cage.
Someday I will be free and my children will say "will you do this for me?" I was in that cage and needed their help and they didn't have the time for me.
Freedom is taking so much for granted that when we lose that freedom it's like losing life itself. You can't understand what it's like to be in a cage. I will never put a bird in a cage or take his freedom away from him.
PLEASE HELP SHARE THE BEST NEWS GOD HAS FOR EVERY PERSON!
"And this gospel of the
died for sinners] shall be preached in all the world for a witness
unto all nations; and then shall the end come."
(Quote from Jesus Himself: Matthew 24:14).
Consider how many children in "all the nations" have never heard YET what Jesus accomplished for THEM at the cross? PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE GOOD NEWS TO THE LITTLE CHILDREN!
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