A piece ripe with vivid symbolism. It is written that Christ came to set the captives free. People are held captive in many ways: pride, greed, jealousy, hatred, lust, and misplaced priorities. Yet God can break literal and figurative chains of captivity and set us free. The painting also symbolizes the power of prayer and the Holy Spirit in our lives . . . a pointed reminder that Christ can deliver us from the shackles that hold us back.