Our loyalties are strings attached to our lives. They define our priorities and mold our decision making. We don’t often think about the puppets we’ve become until one of these strings of loyalty is pulled tight. As we resist our better judgment, we find our logic influenced by loyalties to ways of living that aren’t healthy to our physical, mental, or spiritual being. We reach out for help but always find ourselves coming up short because we’re chained to something we shouldn’t be. It takes great effort to break the chains of loyalty and forge new connections. However, in the same way that our negative loyalties can drag us down, do our positive loyalties lift us up? Do they protect us from our baser instincts? The next time you face a tough decision, ask yourself, “What loyalties am I serving here?”
Hand in Hand by Lena Lane
Artist Statement: “Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” -Romans 8:35
His hand is always reaching out for our hand, we have only to reach up and take His.