Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Remember your chains....

We had the youth girls small group last night & FINALLY finished the study on the book of Colossians.  Yes, Colossians only has 4 chapters & it pretty much took us almost a year because we do tend to get side tracked, as teenage girls happen to do, with stories & giggles.... & yes, since I'm in this group, I do officially consider myself a "teenage girl"....

But the key is, we DID IT!  We got through a book of the Bible - line by line - trying to make sense of some of the confusing stuff, & really putting some of the words of advise into "today's" language & situations.

Coming up to the closing, we were reminded over & over that Paul was in prison writing this.  And in verse 18, I was reading it & 3 words just about stopped me cold in my tracks...

I, Paul write this greeting in my own hand.  REMEMBER MY CHAINS.  Grace be with you.
Colossians 4:18

Remember my chains....

I dont know why it took my breath away like it did... but it did...

I guess because we know Paul was in prison & had real, solid chains on him & he wanted people to remember what he was going through, but still praising, worshipping, telling others of Jesus.... all still with joy in his heart.

But I instantly thought of MY chains... I'm not in a prison cell, with actual chains around my wrist - but chains have a way of holding us still, right?  ....Sin....

And it was funny because I stopped & said, "There's a song like this...." & the girls started naming off songs.. nope, nope nope... but on the drive home - it hit me.. & how could I even DOUBTED who sang the song?  Steven Curtis Chapman!!!! 

So, if you have a few minutes, listen to this song today - especially listen to the few words he says at the beginning... they are pretty powerful.... & take in that hair style while you're at it... ahh, memories!  I have loved my Steven through all the mullets of the years he sported...

....Remember your chains are gone...


  1. Congrats on getting your teenage girls (and I'm including you in that group lol) through those 4 chapters!

    What a great lesson!

  2. Beautiful reminder, thank you!!! :)

  3. Oh to be a teenage girl again! LOL

    Thank you for this reminder.

  4. What a powerful song. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Oh no the song didn't come through for me....silly blogger!!

    I will try to view it again later.

    Chains.....hmmm yep, know that one well.

    Love you girl ~~ Dawn


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