No Chains


No Chains
By Lucia K Haase

What are the chains
that hold you down?
Why to these chains
do you feel bound?

Remember Paul
in prison chains? –
with utmost joy
despite the rain?

In faith he hoped
and did expect
no tears he wept.

He spoke the gospel
every day,
and nothing could
get in his way…

because his joy
came from inside,
as Christ was there
to be his guide.

What are the chains
that hold you down?
Remember Paul
who wasn’t bound!

What prison tries
to keep you there?…
remember Paul
and be aware

that Christ is joy-
that Christ is gain-
there’s no such thing
as prison chains!




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