Free Bird...

huming bird

A man was on the side of the road with a large birdcage.
A boy noticed that the cage was full of birds of many kinds.
"Where did you get those birds?" he asked.
"Oh, all over the place," the man replied. "I lure them with crumbs,
pretend I'm their friend then when they are close, I
net them and shove them into my cage."
caged parrots

"And what are you going to do with them now?" The man grinned,
"I'm going to prod them with sticks, and get them really mad so they
fight and kill each other. Those that survive, I will kill. None will escape."

The boy looked steadily at the man. What made him do
such things? He looked into the cruel, hard eyes. Then he looked at
the birds, defenseless, without hope. "Can I buy those birds?"
the boy asked.
The man hid a smile, aware that he could be on to a good thing if he
played his cards right.

"Well," he said hesitantly, "The cage is pretty expensive, and I
spent a lot of time collecting these birds, I'll tell you what I'll
do, I'll let you have the lot, birds, cage and all for
ten pounds and that jacket you're wearing."
The boy paused, ten pounds was all he
had, and the jacket was new and very special, in fact it was his
prized possession. Slowly, he took out the ten pounds and handed it
over, then even more slowly he took off his jacket, gave it one last
look then handed that over too. And then (well, you've guessed it)
he opened the door and let the birds go free.

free birds


The Enemy of the world, Satan, was on the side of life's road with a
very large cage. The man coming towards him noticed that it was
crammed full of people of every kind, young, old, from every race and nation.

"Where did you get these people?" the man asked.

"Oh, from all over the world," Satan replied. "I lure them with
drink, drugs, lust, lies, anger, hate, love of money and all manner
of things. I pretend I'm their friend, out to give them a good time,
then when I've hooked them, into the cage they go."

"And what are you going to do with them now?" asked the man.
Satan grinned. "I'm going to prod them, provoke them, get them to
hate and destroy each other; I'll stir up racial hatred, defiance of
law and order; I'll make people bored, lonely, dissatisfied, confused
and restless. It's easy. People will always listen to what I offer
them and (what's better) blame God for the outcome!"

"And then what?" the man asked.

"Those who do not destroy themselves, I will destroy.
None will escape me."

The man stepped forward. "Can I buy these people from you?" he asked.
Satan snarled, "Yes, but it will cost you your life."
dove fly
So Jesus Christ, the Son of God, paid for your release, your freedom
from Satan's trap, with His own life, on the cross at Calvary. The
door is open, and anyone, whom Satan has deceived and
caged, can be set free.

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