“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
Today, we remember Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement. He knew freedom in God, and he sought to bring freedom to all of America. Freedom from racism. Freedom to live and work in equality, dignity, and respect. Freedom to love our neighbors as ourselves.
Isn’t that what Christianity is all about? Freedom from our sins and freedom to live in the presence of Jesus. Freedom to live eternally.
Those who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and Savior are considered sons and daughters of God, John 1:12. We are no longer slaves to sin under the Law, but we are free to call God our Father, living as His children
We are free to walk by the Spirit, allowing Him to lead our steps. We are no longer slaves to the Law that condemns us because of our sins. For Jesus has paid the price that we owe for our sins, death and separation from God for awhile. I rejoice to know that Jesus conquered death when He rose from the dead three days later. He walked and talked with His followers, and He ate with them and taught them after His resurrection. One time, 500 saw Him at once. He’s now sitting at the right hand of God speaking on our behalf.
I have a dream, today. I have a dream that one day, we will all live in the freedom, knowing God and being known by God.
“It was for freedom that Christ set us free.”
“Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty, we are free at last!” Martin Luther King, Jr.
Let freedom ring!