Happy Fourth of July!!
What are y’all doing today? We don’t have anything planned but I’m sure we’ll celebrate somehow 🙂
For you have been called to live in freedom. Use your freedom to serve one another in love.Galatians 5:16
Today we (well, Americans) are celebrating the freedom of our country – something that I’m very grateful for! I’m so glad that America is a free country – that we are the land of the free because of the brave ❤ Our freedom is something awesome to celebrate – but I know an even better freedom to celebrate. The freedom from sin.
Let me start at the very beginning (the very best place to start – did you catch my reference?). We were created in a perfect world, where we walked with God and everything was perfect. The problem – we sinned. We no longer walked with God. Life was no longer perfect. Brokenness, for the first time, was introduced to the world. And we live in a constant cycle of brokenness, even today. Brokenness is in the core of all of us – even if we try to cover it up. Brokenness is something we can never defeat by ourselves. Sin is something we can never defeat by ourselves.
We are slaves to sin. And we need freedom.
And that’s exactly why Jesus came. Jesus came to defeat sin, brokenness and death forever. And He did. He set me free. He set you free. He set us free!
John 8:36 – “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
And that’s exactly what I’m celebrating – freedom from brokenness and sin.
That’s why today – where we celebrate our freedom – is so special. Because I’m reminded that I’m physically free, but not only that: I’m reminded that I am truly free.
Because of Jesus, I am free. Are you? ❤