I hope everyone had a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. Thank you so much for the continual sacrifice of our men and women in the armed services. And for those who have served and gave their lives in service of this great country. May we remember you and honor you each and every day of the year.
This weekend got me thinking about our freedom. In all of history, never has a greater nation existed on the principals and freedoms we enjoy today. Freedoms our founding fathers based on principals found in the Holy Scriptures. Yet this freedom requires a continual sacrifice of blood. Blood shed by our men and women in uniform on the battlefield. It requires constant vigilance less evil persons are allowed to take our freedom away. It requires the hard work and the paying of taxes to keep our freedoms “funded” in a sense. In short, this freedom we enjoy takes lots of work and sacrifice and we gladly give of ourselves to enjoy it and insure it for future generations!
But I was thinking over the weekend that this freedom is the best that man could conjure in history to date. Yet we still die, we still face hunger, wants, financial insecurity, and it does not grant us eternal life with God. Is all this work for naught? While our freedoms and rights are well worth the toil and sacrifice, true freedom does not require that type of sacrifice.
True freedom cannot be fought for, paid for with our blood or purchased with our tax dollars. Neither can it be taken away by some evil dictator or enemy force. This true freedom was purchased for us by the blood of Jesus, only He can grant this freedom and once accepted it can never be taken away.
Like the freedom found in this country, True freedom does not garuntee financial wealth, or health. What it does garuntee though is eternal peace and life with Jesus. It garuntees that no matter what happens to you in this life you have an advocate with the heavenly father. It gives you access to the One who makes all things possible. It makes you His child, it brings you into His family.
And all we have to do is believe and accept the sacrifice of Jesus who paid the debt for our sins and conquered death. That’s it. And once we do that He will transform your life! He will give you a new life.
Be truly free today!