Thursday, July 04, 2013

Freedom Still 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,

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

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  1. Wow! Pretty powerful stuff! I regret to admit that even though I was pretty much raised in the Church (my grand father was a Nazarene minister), I have just recently realized that I am certainly an "infant" in my faith! YES, I believe, but am still struggling with my own self in completely letting go and how to really accomplish that. I have to say that I randomly pick blog posts to read & ponder and have notice that EVERY ONE I have picked lately is a Faith themed blog........coincidence? I think NOT!

    Thank you for your timely and insightful post!

    Have a Blessed day!

  2. Hello, Healthcare Hostages...
    Now, I have goose bumps.
    Praying for you as you seek Him. I would love to talk anytime :)

    Enjoy this day of remembering our liberty,

  3. We don't share the same religion, but I do agree freedom is essential, and many people pay a huge price for it. I hope your son will come home as whole as he left

  4. Thanks so much, Linda!! I appreciate you taking the time to comment :)


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