Friday, September 9, 2011
In Honor of September 11, 2001
How great it feels to be free! I’m so thankful for the brave men and women who have fought and are still fighting to preserve the freedoms that we have grown so accustomed to. Just like our American freedom was not free, our freedom in Christ was paid with a great price of the Spotless Lamb.
Not only has God made a way for us to be free from sin; He wants us to be free from the burdens and chains that we impose on ourselves. It is up to us to choose Salvation. It is also up to us to free ourselves from the things that bind us. Isaiah 52:2 NLT says, “Rise from the dust, O Jerusalem. Sit in a place of honor. Remove the chains of slavery from your neck, O captive daughter of Zion.“ It is up to each of us to remove those chains. God does not want us to be oppressed. John 8:36 NIV says, “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.“ According to Webster’s online dictionary, free implies “a permanent removal from whatever, binds, confines, entangles, or oppresses.” Once we have chosen Salvation, the Son has set us free indeed-free from sin and oppression. Let’s live in that freedom!