Life is intended to be free from the baggage of our past when we experience the sweet forgiveness Jesus Christ gives. Yet too many followers of Christ continue to try to hold onto their old pain, the deep wounds of shipwrecked relationships, the fears associated with past failures. In a great line from this song by singer/songwriter Dara Maclean, a liberating truth invites us to lay down the past and move forward in the freedom of Christ: “You can’t run when you’re holding suitcases!”
Paul said it in a more familiar way, “…but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 3:13-14).
What are you holding onto that is keeping you from running in the joyful freedom of Jesus Christ? Watch, listen and enjoy a fresh new look at what God makes available to us through Christ!