Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free.
Did your Fourth of July include a family picnic? Was it filled with children laughing and playing, and fireworks lighting up the sky? The Fourth is a holiday that provides opportunities for families and communities to be together. But its greater significance is the celebration of independence, religious freedom, and freedom from tyranny and oppression. As a woman, a wife, a mom, and a grandmother–I’m grateful for that freedom. I’m thankful to be able to pray openly with my family, to read the Bible without fear of any reprisals whatsoever, to take a stand for my faith or witness to others…and pray for those who lack these freedoms.
Jesus came so we could experience freedom. Not political freedom, or even the personal freedoms we enjoy, but freedom from sin. Whatever the situation and circumstances people of the world suffer–we have freedom in Christ. Rejoice! Celebrate and walk in this freedom every single day!
Source title: Elizabeth George, Radio 7/4