Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Cross Key

While taking a prisoner from a correctional center to be arraigned on charges of attempted armed robbery, an officer noticed a cross around the prisoner’s neck. Knowing that the man was not religious, the officer took a closer look. The prisoner attempted to conceal something protruding from the top of the cross, saying it was good luck charm. But the officer thought the ornament looked like a handcuff key, and he was right. When he took the cross, he discovered that it would open almost any set of handcuffs! That cross had the power to set a prisoner free. (author unknown)

I like this story alot! The Cross has the power to set us free from the bondage of sin and death. I guess it could be said that through Christ the handcuffs of sin are released and no longer able to hold us prisoner. I really, really like this story!

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

You could also say that a cross is the most common thing to be worn around a neck and would make a lot of sense to make a key out of to escape with...

Bailey May said...

But that wouldn't work with the whole God frees us from our sins message...

I loved this story It's very inspirational