Ever been depressed?
I know I have! I’ve never been diagnosed as clinically or chronically depressed; but I’ve known depression. For me its like being a chain gang prisoner, chained to a 300 pound apparition, dressed like he’s waiting for a funeral, – my funeral – whispering hateful messages of eternal despair, worthlessness, and hopelessness.
Jesus offers freedom – or at least a kind of freedom – from depression. For He claims His yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30).
Although “no one can serve two masters” (Mathew 6:24), in our fallen state in this fallen world (more on this later), we can definitely feel chained to two masters. “Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to one and despise the other” (Mathew 6:24). Our narrator of “Unwelcome Companion“, clearly inspired by Romans 5:1-5, has chosen the One he’ll love and the one he’ll hate.
Read “Unwelcome Companion” here, and tell us what you think.