And you will know the truth,
and the truth will set you free.
My Grandfather was born on the 4th of July, and every year he would say, “The whole country celebrates my birthday!”
As Americans, Independence Day is one of our favorite days of the year; we celebrate our political and national freedom in many ways—with fireworks, picnics, and even worship services. Freedom is an important part of our lives, and our lifestyle.
As free people, we want to promote freedom for all. However, freedom doesn’t mean that we allow anyone to do anything at will, especially if it is harmful to another. Nor should we expect that we can do anything we want to do simply because we want to do it.
For example, we don’t allow our children to eat food that is not good for them, to stay up past their bedtime, or to read books or watch movies that could destroy their innocence.
For a Christian, freedom means that we are freed from the power that sin has on our lives. We are freed from the negativity of a lost soul, from despair, from hopelessness, and from a meaningless existence.
We are freed so that we may follow the Lord Jesus Christ, wherever he leads.
Jesus is the truth. When you know Jesus, as your personal Lord and Savior, you will find the freedom you crave. Freedom from materialism, envy, impatience, lovelessness, cluelessness, distrust, and loneliness.
How might you live in freedom today? Will you ask Jesus today to remove the false chains that are binding you, so that you might truly celebrate being free in Him?
(This blog was written by Teen Mother Choices' friend and former Mentor, Marcia Furrow.)
Christa is the founder of Teen Mother Choices and Teen Mother Choices International.