A friend of mine called me to ask if I would give a devotional or a word of encouragement to a local Friday morning group. I told him, “No, I am just depleted. I am on empty.” He understood and did not press. We went on to talk of other things…but I felt the Lord […]
Freedom. What a great word! It means: “the state of being free or at liberty rather than in confinement or under physical restraint; exemption from external control; the power to determine action without restraint; independence”. We celebrate our national freedom on July the 4th. It is a day to commemorate our freedom from Britan’s tyranny.
Those who signed that brazen and unlawful document knew they were putting their lives on the line. They knew that from that day forward there would be a target on their backs. They knew they were putting their families at risk. But they believed in the idea of freedom and were willing to pay the price.
We have experienced a loss of freedom during COVID. As Americans we have never faced such restrictions and I doubt we will ever agree to such restrictions again. We are an independent lot, we Americans. And our sense of independence has been a good thing as we fought tyranny across the globe. We sent men into battle to fight Natzism, Fascism, Communism, Anti-semitism, and Socialism. We asked nothing in return. God has blessed us for that.
We fought for freedom and believed all men deserve to be free.
No. We didn’t do it perfectly. But we are the only nation that fought each other to the bitter end that all men, black and white, might be free. People line up on our shore to come to this nation so that they might be free to follow their own American Dream. Just look at the Southern border – people want to come to America to be free. Unfortunately, the Southern border is a humanitarian crisis the likes we have never seen before.
But my point is, that people want to be free. And evil wants people bound up. There is evil afoot in this world. There always has been.
Human beings will never be truly free politically, socially, mentally, emotionally until they find true freedom in Christ Jesus. He said, “The truth will set you free.” Then He said He was “the way the truth and the life.” True freedom is found in a personal relationship with God through Jesus.
You cannot be truly free apart from Him.