Happy Independence Day! We are so blessed in America to live in a land so many freedoms; freedom of speech, religion, and assembly. One freedom that I have is not because I am independent from a ruling party, but rather I am dependent on someone else who bought that freedom for me. That is freedom from sin, and that someone who paid my price is Jesus. There is absolutely no way I could have done that on my own. I can't even get through one day without slipping up. So, on this 4th of July, I reflect and give thanks that I live in this nation, but more importantly I give thanks to God that because of His son I am free from sin and will get to spend eternity with them!
"Praise the Lord, because He has come to help His people and has given them freedom (from sin)." Luke 1:68
"God sent his Son so he (Jesus) could buy freedom and so we could become his children." Galatians 4:5