• Joni

Day 2: Released


I was forgiven by God and found “not guilty”,

but why did I continue to live as guilty,

as a prisoner in my own skin?

Recently, I watched a movie about the children of the Holocaust.

After these precious children were released from the prisoners’ camp,

they were sent to a place where they were shown love

by being cared for.

Their first reactions were always from a position of fear.

It was hard for them to accept

love and

to trust those

who cared for them

because of the mistreatment and the sorrow they experienced in the past.

All they knew was abuse,

so they responded to everything defensively and fearfully.

They acted