For I was in fact kidnapped from the land of the Hebrews, and even here I have done nothing that they should have put me into the dungeon.”
The Oxford Dictionary describes a Dungeon as a strong underground prison cell especially in a castle.
Have you been thrown in a Dugeon?
Have you placed yourself in a Mental Dungeon?
Many asked, ‘Lord why me, why did you allow such a painful, traumatic experience in my life?’ ‘Why did you allow some one to abuse me, to rob me of my innocense, to murder my securities and anything i have ever felt i had controlled over?’
As inhumanely as this sounds, our Dungeons were not created to scare us or to kill us. It was created so we may experience the difference of lost and found, dark and light, imprisonment and freedom. When we are thrown unexpectedly in a Dungeon, it is natural that we may want to ask the why’s.
But sometimes we are sent to a place of lost so we may be found and to a place of darkness so we may see the light in such a way that only an encounter with God can change our perspectives.
And sometimes, it is hard to take in the why’s. But it is circumstances like this that really causes us to change our questions.
Sometimes it is when we are thrown in the Dungeon, that our questions automatically change from why’s to HOW’s. Because in a moment of desperation for freedom our only question or focus is, ‘How can we get out of this dungeon.’
As sad and lonely as it sounds, Dungeons are never seen as good, they are always dark, scary, and lonely but if we pay attention, if we really go deep and look, we will see that a key dangles before us as we reside in our Dungeons.
Sometimes we dont even know what that key is for. Until we really take that leap of faith and use that key to open the first door we see we may never know what lies on the other side, we may never get the other answers to our How’s.
Sometimes, the situation causes us to look back on our journey, and ask the why’s.
Why me? Why this? Why now?
But its hard to say this, and again it may sounds inhumane but…..
Why not you? Why not now? Why not this?
I am very sorry but i cannot help but asked, ‘Why not rather than why?’
Sometimes, the questions we asked weigh us down. Like a sheep who leaves his master and believes the life he lives, he is responsible for his own grooming.
This is why i believe, when we see God as the Shepherd, and we are the sheep, mighty God…..then we will understand that our responsibility is to just be sheep; we get lost, we get hurt, we get trapped, we get weighed down, we get abused, we get thrown off course with our own built up of wool.
And it is never our responsibility to free ourselves, to heal ourselves or to save ourselves. Thats too much for us to do as Sheep with finite minds.
God who is infinite, who is our shepherd, is responsible for going after us, to save us, rescue us, trim us, dress us, find us etc.
So when we ask, ‘How?’
We create that atmosphere for God to be our SHEPHERD.