Freedom In Christ

Freedom in Christ

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 NIV

As a Christian, the truth of this verse is a great reminder. Sometimes, perhaps I may be somewhat relaxed or laissez faire to the freedom I have in this Great Nation. If I listen to the world view, it can sound mighty scary because all around us are voices of violence and crime. So I ask myself, am I safe and truly free? When I turn to the Source, amidst the noise there is a still small voice that is but a whisper: “Be Still, Be Still, I am God.”

As I read in the Bible, Jesus reassures us He came to give us freedom from the law of sin and death. We couldn’t save ourselves, so He stooped down and rescued us. All because of His great love and grace I am free.

This truth lifts my heart in song to the age-old hymn:

My Country, `Tis of Thee

              My country, `tis of thee, sweet land of liberty

Of thee I sing; land where my fathers died,

Land of the pilgrims` pride

From every mountain-side

Let freedom ring!                                           Samuel F. Smith 1808-1895

                                                                                                    By Mary Z