Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Freedom Isn't Free

It was for freedom that Christ set us free; therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery… Galatians 5:1

The saying, Freedom isn’t free, is certainly something to ponder. I am more in tune with freedom’s cost now that I have a son in the military. I pray he never has to pay the ultimate sacrifice and I am thankful for his willingness to serve.
We can take our liberty for granted. We’re so used to the ability to do whatever we want to do, say what we want to say, and enjoy the historic freedoms that our country is built upon. Yet, freedom is erosive—for the price of security we willingly give up our liberty little bits at a time. But how far are we willing to go?  Once freedoms are gone it is impossible to get them back. We may want to think carefully before surrendering them.
Though we may lose freedom here in our country—there is a freedom that has been bought and paid for, one we cannot lose and can never be taken away—the freedom Jesus Christ purchased on the cross of Calvary. We are freed from sin’s hold and death’s grip when we accept His sacrifice on our behalf. Our soul, once dead and disconnected from God is given new life—eternal life because of His victory over the grave.

The cost of freedom makes it valuable—not taken for granted—not surrendered without a fight. Jesus paid the ultimate sacrifice for every person to free them from the penalty of the vice grip of sin. With His words from the cross, “It is finished” He accomplished the work and invites us to receive Him as Savior. Will you receive Him?
Loved. Chosen. Forgiven. Set free.

Receive His free gift,

Day #4 - 31 Day Blog Challenge

The Good News
We have forgiveness in Christ
And eternal life with God
If you would like to know more about what Jesus did for you and
Discover freedom in Him as your Savior:

For all have sinned and fall short of God’s glory… Romans 3:23

Wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life… Romans 6:23

If we confess our sins, He is faithful and righteous to forgive us..and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness… 1 John 1:9

For by grace you have been saved though faith; not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not a result of works that no one should boast… Ephesians 2:8-9

As many as received Him..He gave the right to become children of God… John 1:12

God so loved the world, He gave His Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish, but have eternal life… John 3:16

…the Son shall make you free, you shall be free indeed. John 8:36


  1. Jeanne,
    First and foremost, thank you so much for your son's service. He will be in my prayers daily. I live in a military city, and I am completely amazed by the number of families that must also heed the call when a loved one stands up and says, "Send me..." Thank you for your service as well.

    Your post so beautifully reminds us that our freedom in Christ can never be taken away, even as our freedoms on this earth slowly fade. God is so good!

    I am truly thankful that I found you on NOBH. I will certainly come again.
    Love and God bless,

  2. Thank you so much for your thoughts, Christy. I appreciate you taking the time to stop and share your comment.

    NOBH is a new spot for me...I am glad I found it.


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  4. I appreciated the title, "Freedom isn't free." I sometimes think we should celebrate our founders and vets when we have our national birthdays so that we always remember their sacrifice amidst the party. It is a great segway into the kind of life we must now live in view of the sacrifice of Jesus. Thank you for linking up with us at NOBH. Please do so again and every blessing, Kelly

  5. Thanks Kelly, for stopping by and leaving your thoughts.
    When I think of how much it cost Jesus to redeem us (me), it makes me realize how important it is to give my all to Him.


  6. I love this post Jeanne and especially appreciated the plan of salvation you included. You are running the race well. Press on...

  7. This may be posted twice...

    Jeanne, I loved this post about freedom. Great lead in about freedom in Christ. I especially appreciated the plan of salvation you left. Thanks for sharing!


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