"There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit." (Romans 8:1-4 ESV)
As I was sitting outside enjoying my first cup of early morning coffee on this celebrated Independence Day, I saw a beautiful bright image reflection of the cross on my fence, and it made me start thinking of what the cross means to me.
Our beloved Christ came to set us free, and the cross means that salvation comes to any and all who will accept the offering of Jesus for their sins. It is freely given, and Christ demonstrated His great love by setting us free from our sins through His death on the cross.....thank you sweet Jesus! :) By trusting Christ we are loved, forgiven, and freed to live for Him. The cross of Christ frees us from spiritual diversions, and instead brings us closer to God. What comes to your mind when you hear the word freedom? As I reflect on the blessings of freedom and liberty, I believe that only through Jesus Christ can we find true freedom, a freedom within and can never be taken away. When we become fully committed followers of Jesus Christ, he will lead us into a life of freedom through discovery of his perfect plan; a plan to successfully live with a positive purpose, and with love, compassion and respect.
"Now the Lord is the spirit, and where the spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom." (2 Corinthians 3:17)
I am so blessed and thankful that God has given me the opportunity to approach Him with freedom and assurance, and the Fourth of July is a wonderful time to consider our freedom—as Americans and as Christians. Our national freedom is precious, but our freedom in Christ is of infinite worth. Jesus’ perfect truth frees us to be all that God meant us to be! :)
“To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood… to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.” (Revelation 1:5-6).