ABE BOUGHT A SLAVE GIRL
In his book “scandalous freedom” author Steve Brown talks about a story about Lincoln.
Lincoln went to a slave market. There he noted a young, beautiful
African-American woman being auctioned off to the highest offer. He bid
on her and won. He could see the anger in the young woman’s eyes and
could imagine what she was thinking, ’another white man will buy me, use
me, and then discard me’.
Lincoln walked off with his ‘property’, he turned to the woman and said,
‘You’re free’. ‘Yeah. What does that mean?’ she replied.
‘It means that you’re free.’ ‘Does it mean I can say whatever I want
to say?’ ‘Yes,’ replied Lincoln, smiling, ‘it means you can say whatever
you want to say.’ ‘Does it mean,’ she asked incredulously, ‘that I can be
whatever I want to be?’ ‘Yes, you can be whatever you want
to be.’ ‘Does it mean,’ the young woman said hesitantly, ‘that
I can go wherever I want to go?’ ‘Yes, it means you are free and you can
go wherever you want to go.’
said the woman with tears welling up in her eyes, ‘I think I’ll go
exactly what Jesus did to us. He paid
the price with His blood. He bought us from satanic slavery and let us
free. We are free to follow Him as His
brother and as the children of God the Father. It is our individual
choice too. “Therefore if the Son set us
free and we are free indeed”. (John 8:36) even when we were dead in trespasses, made us
alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up
together, and made us sit
together in the heavenly places in
Christ Jesus,(Ephesians 2:5-6)
Do you think you are a slave of god? Then your god is not the God of Abraham, Isaac
and Jacob. Through Jesus we have son-ship. We sit together with our Lord in heaven.
Dn. Monsy Manimalethu Jacob