Friday, July 5, 2013

Breaking Free

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.  John 8:36


It’s July 4th, Independence Day, so naturally my thoughts turn to freedom.  Our country was founded by people who craved religious freedom.  The Revolutionary War was fought because we sought freedom from England.  From the dawn of time, people have desired, struggled, and fought for freedom.  I believe it’s because God put it in our nature to hunger, thirst, for and crave freedom.  In reality, the freedom we yearn for and need most isn't political freedom, or even religious freedom. Those freedoms are good, and I Praise God we live in a country where we have them. Yet, even here in the United States of America where we have much freedom people are still in chains.  The freedom we desire can only be attained through belief in and following Jesus of Nazareth.  Only when we take up our cross and follow Jesus, the son of God, can we find real freedom and life. .  Friends, this is the kind of freedom I want; freedom that nothing or no one can take away.