July 4, 2011
You know… freedom is a very precious thing and coveted by so many around the world. We are so blessed (in the USA) to be able to celebrate our country’s birthday of freedom this weekend. Many sacrificed their lives to ensure our freedom.
But there is an even greater, more precious freedom available to everyone, regardless if they live in a “free” country or not- that freedom is found at the foot of the cross of Jesus Christ. That freedom too cost a life and if embraced frees us of the emotional baggage in our life.
So celebrate with me this weekend, not only our country’s freedom but also our personal freedom.
Scripture affirms this-
Ps. 116:6b …You have freed me from my chains
Gal. 5:1(Phillips) Plant your feet firmly therefore within the freedom that Christ has won for us, and do not let yourselves be caught again in the shackles of slavery.
Luke 4:18 Jesus says that He was sent to proclaim that captives will be released, that the blind will see, that the oppressed will be set free,
The following haiku are similar but they express the celebration of my freedom. Will you join me?
chains, limbs no longer hobbled
released by a Redeemer
freed to dance again