The judge said tomorrow the court will sit not at 10am but at 1pm. And so we all changed our arrangements.
Defendants, Plaintiff, Barristers, Solicitors - we all arranged our day differently.
Why? Because of what's at stake. A court can compel. A court can take away freedom.
And we so want freedom.
Jesus' Apostle Paul in his letter to the Christian Church in Galatia writes:
Galatians 1:3 Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ, 4who gave himself for our sins to rescue us from the present evil age,
It is the Apostle's view that we are trapped in this present evil age - and in need of a rescue.
I was trapped and now am released. God rescued his people from slavery in Egypt. God sent an angel to rescue Peter from Herod's jail.
What are some of the symptoms of being trapped? When we make good things into primary things. When we make our marriages primary - instead of God. When we make our children primary - instead of God. When we make ourselves primary - instead of God.
Jesus gives himself for our sins to rescue us from this present evil age.
Let me put it bluntly - have you been rescued or are you still trapped?