Fly in the Barn Window Gallon Jar

Having grown up on a farm,,, I am real familiar with Flies. You know the big black ones that are always bugging you and buzzing around.  My dad always had some milk cows so we had a little milk barn where we milked the cows,,, morning and night. Well with cows, mud, milk and manure,, there were always a bunch of flies,,, everywhere. Also we sold milk by the gallon jar back then so lots of gallon jars around and always a few in the barn windows. Everyday I would walk by some of those open topped gallon jars and see flies banging around in them.  Those Flies would bang their heads against an invisable wall until most died in the jar. I always wondered why they didn’t just fly out the top of the jar ??? They could see the whole world outside the jar but never changed their actions to survive,,,, I mean all they had to do is back off, look up and fly out to freedom!!! Some did just that ,,, but they were very few.

Does this ring a bell,,, We go around restricted by the world’s jar, knowing deep inside, that this is not what we need, want or desire,, but we just keep banging our heads against that invisible worldly wall,,,  never finding that peace and contentment we long for.

So what do we need to do,,,, just back off, look up, accept the free gift from Jesus and fly out to freedom.

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