Thought of the Day November 19, 2018 Freedom

By 9:20 AM

What are we looking for? What is the desire in the deep recess of our being? What
 do we want as we see the different chains, shackling us in the darkness of a dungeon
 prison of our own making? What is the cry of our hearts that we are afraid to shout
 because there may not be anyone listening or caring?

You remember that famous line from Braveheart uttered courageously by Mel Gibson
 in the role of Bruce Wallace: FREEDOM! That’s what Jesus has come to give us:
 FREEDOM!  Can you make that your own personal cry? FREEDOM! Again!
 FREEDOM! Can you cry out: JESUS? The two are synonymous.  When Jesus
 is in our life, there is freedom. Where there is true freedom, there is Jesus, the source
 and summit of all freedom.

This freedom was promised by God to his chosen people enslaved in Egypt for 400
years. This freedom was his gift to them. But first they had to get rid of their gods.
They had to leave behind in the desert all that was sinful and embrace the covenant of
 freedom with him. They did and they did not. Their history is like our history. We want
 to be free but are not sure if we will be able to pay the cost of freedom. The truth is:
we can’t pay the cost and we don’t have to pay the cost. It has been paid for by Jesus
on the cross through the shedding of his blood and the gift of his own life for our lives.

(To be continued)

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