Building walls of protection is nothing new. The Berlin Wall, Great Wall of China and Western Wall in Israel were established as defense mechanisms. These structures served as a hiding place as well as a refuge, either to keep enemies out or prevent other civilians from corrupting the ideology shared by those who call this places home.
Beyond the vision of a human eye, another wall exists. This one surrounds the heart, protecting individuals from becoming vulnerable, hurt or both. The greater the pain from the past, the larger the barrier erected. Like a facade, unveiling what lies behind this inclosure isn’t easy. Layer by layer must be removed carefully or else souls will clam up, refusing to convey genuine concerns, emotions or thoughts.
According to a famous prophet, the heart is a mysterious organ, Jeremiah 17:9-10. Regardless of how cautious someone is, when the heart speaks don’t be surprised by what you hear. Deceitfulness has taken hearts captive, a condition that is beyond cure. Therefore, if famous historic walls could speak, sin might be the topic of conversation. In view of this grave condition, set your heart on things above, Colossians 3:1-3, so that hell will wear off as heaven takes center stage.
by Jay Mankus