What do you think of when you think of freedom? I often think of 4th of July, of our flag, of the free nation we live in and the awesome soldiers who give their lives to keep us free. But freedom means something even more. Someone even greater than a solider died to set us free from a war far worse than anything we’ve seen on earth, and there have been some horrific wars (all wars are horrific) on earth. I’m talking about the freedom we have in Christ.
You see, there is a irrevocable war raging ever since Eve first took a bite of that fruit, ever since Lucifer grew prideful. There is a war for our souls. Not to sound all dramatic, but those are facts. The truth of this war and the battle our souls can be found in God’s Word.
Here are a few references to get you started:
- Genesis 3
- Romans 5
- 1 Peter 3:18
But the beauty in all of this is that the war is already won, the outcome already known, and our souls–if Jesus is our Savior–are safe in His hands. This earth is not our final home nor this life the only one we will know. We will live forever with our Savior in Heaven. We will walk on streets of gold. There will be no more pain or sadness. Can you imagine? No more pain or sadness.
We’ll get to be with our Savior forever. And, that knowledge gives us the freedom to live without fear of death or all the ‘what if’s?’ They are already known by the One Who holds time. Who knows the end. Who died so there is no end–only eternity spent at His side. Take a minute and thank Him for that freedom today and walk in the joy it brings.
So Christ has truly set us free. Now make sure that you stay free, and don’t get tied up again in slavery to the law.
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