Miriam Webster had quite a few definitions for this word - freedom - but I loved this particular one, because it spoke precisely to what Jesus brought through Kairos this past week:
"Liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another."
I have so many thoughts and real, life-changing moments that I fully intend to document, but my first one had to focus on the overarching theme of Freedom. I wonder, as I sit here reflecting on the three days of Kairos, if anyone really knows how enslaved they are by their past until they get to see their future through the lenses of true freedom?
Although my Kairos - my appointed time with Jesus - was broken down into individual freedom lessons, He definitely encapsulated each one under the theme of Love. Jesus brought me there, this time, to deposit in my heart the thorn of His Love; much in the same way He did to Much Afraid, the crippled and fearful doe in the allegory Hinds' Feet on High Places.
I know that I am beginning a different journey now, much like Much Afraid, even though I'm in the 4th decade of my life. A huge portion of my life, my past, was set right because I was set free from the one vow that shut down my heart and kept me from living...and loving.
More to come as my Kairos unfolds on these pages...