Freedom Cost Everything … Remember & Thank

Endure suffering along with me, as a good soldier of Christ Jesus.
Soldiers don’t get tied up in the affairs of civilian life, for then they cannot please the officer who enlisted them.”
2 Timothy 2:3-4

Today, we remember those military members who focused on the goal ahead. They knew their mission. They trained for their mission. They lived and died for their mission. Their suffering, their sacrifices, their deaths won and preserved freedom in America.

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Jesus Painted His Blood on the Doorposts of Our Lives

Freedom from tyranny. Freedom from slavery – slavery to others and slavery to sin. Freedom from the evil of idolatry. Freedom to worship God. Freedom to be called God’s chosen people.

Freedom bought with blood. Passover.

A picture of Jesus.

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Are You Brave Enough?

“When day comes we ask ourselves,
where can we find light in this never-ending shade?”

Amanda Gorman, “The Hill We Climb,” 2021 Presidential Inaugural Poem

Amanda Gorman began to recite her Inaugural Poem, “The Hill We Climb,” and I stopped my morning rush, stood in front of the television, and absorbed the moments as if I were swept up into a rhapsody of words. Shimmering words danced to the tempo of delight.

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Free At Last!

“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.

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