“So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free.”
“Aunty, how are you feeling?” I asked softly. Lying there on the hospital bed, Aunty Y tilted aside slowly and opened her eyes. When she saw that it was me, a beaming smile began to glow on her face. Her countenance changed almost instantly. I bore witness of the peace of God that was with Aunty. Her smile was a strong assurance that God’s presence was with her despite the unbearable pain that she had to endure.
I visited Aunty Y thrice and that was my last one. I still remember the first time I saw her in the hospital. Her condition was not very optimistic; she was having multiple sores in her joints, and she was feeling utterly miserable and angry in pain.
We chatted and she began to recount every woe that she had experienced in her life since childhood. As she continued to lament in sorrow, our chat began to take a different turn. A divine exchange between Jesus and Aunty Y occurred miraculously and graciously. Aunty released all her anguish hurts and sorrows to Jesus who took them all. In this exchange, she felt the peace and joy of God in her life for the longest time ever.
Aunty Y was set free by Jesus Christ! “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows...” (Isaiah 53:4a) - By WL