Posted: July 03, 2017
"He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins." - Ephesians 1:7
God purchased our freedom with the blood of his son, Jesus. Before that, we were slaves to sin and to the law. But because Jesus sacrificed himself and laid his life down for us, we are now free and death no longer has power over us.
Similarly, the freedoms that we get to enjoy in this great country every single day were purchased with the sacrifice of the men and women that chose to lay down their lives for us.
Our freedoms came at a cost and we have much to be grateful for. Let us take some time to give thanks to our God for the many blessings he has given to us and will continue to give to us.
Lord, thank you for the freedom I have in Jesus Christ. I am free from sin and shame and guilt. And I thank you, Lord, for the freedoms I have in this great nation. Help me to always be grateful for the many freedoms I get to enjoy every day. In Jesus' name, amen.