Share the Message of Freedom
When I think of the word freedom a million things run through my mind. I think of Independence Day, Martin Luther King, The Armed Forces, mercy applied to a potential speeding ticket, paying off a debt, but most of all, salvation. There’s a lot of ways to consider freedom. Freedom earned through sacrifice, freedom from a yoke or heavy burden, and freedom from a deserved consequence. Most often we are so busy enjoying it, we don’t stop to consider the price attached to it. As Christians we know that the ultimate payment for our freedom was through our Savior. Death of a sinless Messiah on a criminal’s cross so you and I could be free. We owed a debt we could not pay, and our Lord Jesus paid the ultimate price. He purchased our salvation, and if that wasn’t enough, gave us authority over the enemy. He doesn’t want us to be idle with that freedom. He’s empowered us to be more than recipients, but vessels so we too can share the message of emancipation from death. I encourage you as we reflect on freedom to think of the things the Lord has set you free from. Consider His faithfulness and might and share that message with someone who desperately needs it. You were nothing more than a dead man, and now you are set free and victorious. Go live like it.
“We also pray that you will be strengthened with all his glorious power so you will have all the endurance and patience you need. May you be filled with joy,
always thanking the Father. He has enabled you to share in the inheritance that belongs to his people, who live in the light. For he has rescued us from the kingdom of darkness and transferred us into the Kingdom of his dear Son, who purchased our freedom and forgave our sins.”
Pastor Natalie Snider