Most Christians are like the parakeet that has been kept in a cage all his life then wakes up one morning to find the door of their cage left open. What’s a bird going to do? Maybe they ponder the possibilities, wonder what it would be like to fly free and dream momentarily about what life outside of their cage might be like?
But, after all is said and done, they end up staying because the confines of their cage feel safe, their predictable routine is reassuring and their well-worn perch is comfortable. They feel secure with their familiar surroundings because it is the only cage life they have ever known. The fear of the unknown is just too great – the fear of flying just too scary. So, the open-door beckons them forth but there they stay without ever discovering what freedom really is.
“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.” – (Rev. 3:22)