The Gift of Freedom

Remember the joy of wrapping up the last day of school?! From about the time we got back from Easter break…we could hardly wait for summer vacation! How about going on vacation?! I had a friend who started every vacation by taking off his watch and dropping it in a drawer…not to be seen again until returning to work.

Whether it’s summer vacation from school or family vacation that gets us out of our regular work routine they all have a finite length of time before we must return. Unless we’re graduating or retiring we must return. Even freedom from school and work are replaced with something else. Moving on to higher education…or involvement in a local organization…we will find the next chapter that will require our time, attention and effort.

There is one freedom we can rejoice over and keep on rejoicing and walking in. That is the freedom that Jesus Christ gives to us. Depending on the translation of the Bible you are reading sometimes you’ll read: you are truly free or free indeed. Either way when you receive Christ as your personal Savior He has set you FREE. The beauty of being free in Christ is that the more we love Him we will turn that freedom into the confines of serving and loving like Jesus. And that sets us free all over again! The law doesn’t bind us – instead – we are bound by the love of Jesus in our hearts. Galatians 5:1 (NLT) says, “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.”

God has given us the gift of Freedom.

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