Freedom Wasn’t Free
This morning I woke up thinking of freedom and the price, the sacrifice, that has been paid to obtain it. We are a people, a blessed Nation who has lost much to gain much. A Nation who’s founding father’s, as God fearing men, understood the cost of freedom. Not just physically, but spiritually.
As I think of the men and woman who gave their lives, skills, sons, everything for the hope and dream of freedom in the Revolutionary War, and many times before and currently, I was immediately reminded of a Father who willingly gave His son so that we may be free.
“So if the Son has set you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36
As those who have chosen to be called sons and daughters of the most high God, by the grace, sacrifice and unfailing love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, we have been set free from the yoke of sin and bondage and no longer live as slaves, but as heirs in the Kingdom of God! But there is a warning…”therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” We must choose daily to walk in the freedom we have received through Jesus Christ because the “yoke of slavery” (sin) and the enemy that we are continually waging war again (The Devil) is determined that you will continue to be a slave to sin and destruction.
George Washing once said, “The time is near at hand which must determine whether Americans are to be free men or slaves.”
The opportunity to choose freedom in Jesus Christ is the same for each of us and the time has come to choose. We can choose freedom and accept our right to become sons and daughters of God or we can choose slavery and a life of bondage to sin.
“Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us (enslaves us), and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God...” Hebrews 12:1-2
Our sacrifices will always be different…the price we’ve been asked to pay and the price we are willing to pay for our Spiritual and physical freedom. Our desire is that our lives would continue to be surrendered to the call to be missionaries in the Dominican Republic, and that through the sacrifice of answering this call God would continue to use us to bring freedom and hope to the captives in the Name of Jesus Christ.
“The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim Good News to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim FREEDOM for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to set the oppressed FREE.” Luke 4:18
God Bless America!
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