“I’m Free! I’m Free!,” shouted the actor in the movie that my husband, Bob, and I were watching with our young sons.
I cannot recall the title of the movie or the actor’s name, but I vividly remember our then 3-year old son, David, leaning into me and shouting with much excitement, “Mommy! Mommy! He’s three just like me!”
As July 4th is a few days away, I consider the blessings of living free in this Country, and I also consider how often I have perhaps misunderstood or misused these liberties and freedoms, not intentionally, but because I have taken them for granted somehow. My toddler son, David, thought he heard the word "three," when the actual word was "free." At the time, I found David's misunderstanding of the word to be precious and amusing, and it is now a special memory for us both. But, as I think back on this sweet memory, I realize that there was also a lesson to be learned, that I must be careful to understand the true meaning of freedom.
For me, to live free is to be at peace with God; free from the "wages of sin, which is death," which certainly refers to physical death, but also spiritual death of spirit that can happen in my daily life, as well as in reference to eternity. Living free cannot be bought or bargained for and it requires that I acknowledge, accept and embrace the sovereignty and blessings of God/
I believe that freedom is a gift paid for in blood by those who have layed down their lives for freedom and liberty, and that the greatest gift of freedom has been given through the blood sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Redeemer King at the Cross.
"I'm FREE! I'm FREE!" Hallelujah, AMEN!
Living in the Freedom of Christ,
Angie "a mom like you"