As I contemplate what today represents for our country, I’m also reminded of the original promise upon which America was established. “In God We Trust” . . . because of this trust in God we have the opportunity of true Freedom. Through the work of Christ upon the cross I have been set free !!!
And ye shall know the truth and the truth shall make ye free. John 8:32
Our founding fathers knew this truth and fought to establish a country where we could be free to hear these truths taught. Christ laid the foundation upon which these truths became a reality, He became the sin sacrifice through which true freedom became possible for all mankind.
If the Son therefore shall make you free ye shall be free indeed. John 8:36
Today I’ve been set free because I have placed my faith and trust in the finished work of God’s Son, Jesus Christ. It’s because of my faith in Him that I am able to experience complete freedom of heart and soul. Regardless of what might be going on around me, regardless of how crazy this world may be, I have complete freedom and inner peace because of my savior.
Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Romans 6:18
With freedom comes responsibility, we are to serve not only our country but our Lord and Savior as well. Not to be free but so others might experience the freedom that we have been given.
Our freedom came with a price for those who fought to establish America as a free land. My freedom from sin came with a cost that was paid by Christ, because He paid my sin debt I can experience complete liberty in Him. To remain constant in that Liberty I have to focus on Christ and what He has done for me so that I do not become entangled with the sin of this world.
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hast made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage. Galatians 5:1
Today as I contemplate my freedom as an American, I will reflect upon my freedom of soul as well knowing that I have the promise of eternal freedom because I have been set free.