“Remember my chains.” – Colossians 4:18
In his letter to the Colossians, Paul ends it with a simple request – “Remember my chains.” Paul is under house arrest in Rome and will be so for two years.
Though Colosse was hundreds of miles away, Paul knew the power of their prayers would sustain and strengthen him during this difficult time.
Unfortunately, chains have not gone out of style.
In different parts of the world, Christians suffer major persecution, and are slaughtered because they claim the name of Jesus. Others face the “normal” daily difficulties, troubles, hardships, worry and stress life constantly brings.
Chains bind, create fear, stagnation and steal the joy and hope God promises to all his “kids”.
As Paul did 2,000 years ago, brothers and sisters in CHRIST are crying out today – “Remember my chains.” These people are not just a world away. They are right beside us. At work, school, on our teams and even under our own roof.
Who do we know being weighed down by the chains of life? Will we take time to remember their chains and bear these burdens with them in prayer today?