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Friday, July 4, 2008

Freedom


What an incredible privilege- to live in this good country. We are free. With all it's faults, this is a blessed land in which to live.


Today, as we reflect on the birth of this good nation, I am filled with hope in these verses-


Galatians 5:1 NIV
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.


Luke 4:16-21 NIV
He went to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, and on the Sabbath day he went into the synagogue, as was his custom. And he stood up to read. The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written:

"The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord's favor."

Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, "Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing."


2 Corinthians 3:17 NIV
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.


No matter country, race, sex or creed- there is only One who gives true freedom, for every woman and man, who has ever lived, and who has yet to walk this earth. Amen.

4 comments:

anne said...

Great post and a great reminder as we celebrate our freedom here in the United States!
Loved the scripture and reminder of true freedom we recieve from the ruler of the universe.
Happy 4th! Hope you guys have a great weekend!!

Eva said...

Amen sista.

Grammy Staffy said...

beautiful post

Morning By Morning said...

Great Post ~ PRAISE THE LORD!!!