Tuesday, July 04, 2006

The Cost of Freedom

Well, today is the Fourth of July. I always look forward to this time of year. The annual parades, the fireworks displays, people proudly displaying their American flags. We in America here celebrate our independence from Great Britain on this day.

We must remember, however, that this freedom that we have and celebrate didn't come without cost. Many people paid the ultimate cost for the freedom that we enjoy. From the Revolutionary War to desert sands of Iraq and Afganistan, our soliders have fought for the cause of freedom, and many have given their lives for that cause.

It is a reminder of the sacrifice of Christ. He came from the glory of Heaven to stench of a sin-ridden earth to save us and set us free from cruel tyranny of sin. Let's hear what the Word of God has to say:

"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

We have been freed by Christ from sin. Our freedom cost Him His life. The Bible says that Christ left the glory of Heaven, and took on a human body to die on the cross for our forgiveness. Friends, our deliverance came through Christ's sacrifice.

So, today as we remember the men and women who have given their lives for our freedom, let us all the more remember the Lord Jesus' sacrifice that washed away our sins and has freed us from sin. God bless!

1 comment:

ruthrap said...