Tomorrow is the 4th of July, Independence Day. This is the day we celebrate our freedom as a nation. I consider myself blessed to live in a nation with the extraordinary level of freedom that we enjoy in the United States. Freedom of speech, freedom of assembly, freedom to worship openly. I think freedom is one of the most treasured gifts that any human being can experience.
Apostle Paul says in Galatians 5:1 “For freedom Christ has set us free.” There is freedom in Christ that is even greater than anything this world can offer. It is a different kind of freedom than we enjoy as citizens of a great nation. It is an inner freedom. A freedom from the bondage of sin. A freedom from fear. A freedom to become all that God intends us to be.
This week we will celebrate the freedom we enjoy as Americans. As we do that, let it be a reminder to us that as Christ followers we are recipients of an even greater freedom. The inner freedom that comes by His spirit within us. In his second letter to the Corinthians Paul wrote “Where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” Over 200 years ago brave men and women gave up their lives to win our freedom. and in the centuries since then, many more have sacrificed to preserve that freedom. In similar fashion, over 2,000 years ago, Jesus sacrificed his life at the cross to win our ultimate freedom.
This independence Day let us be grateful for the freedoms we experience in this nation and for those who fought for them. But even more than that, let us be reminded that there is freedom in Christ. For those who Lord have set free are free indeed.
Have a blessed and joyful Independence Day! We look forward to seeing you this Sunday as we continue our Supernatural Series!