Liberty in Red, White, and Blue from the Garden

This week in the USA we will celebrate our nation’s founding, and the declaration of our liberty from oppression. It has always come at a price.

Freedom is a fundamental longing in the human spirit. It is heard in the assertions of a two year old. It rises up in adolescent rebellion. It cries out from those who suffer injustices and persecution around the world. It’s grounded in God-given free will, and we don’t always know how to handle it properly. It goes back to the first Garden.

It’s seen not only in the concrete realities of experience, but also in the realm of the soul and spirit. We are captive to addictions, limitations, and other forces that bind us. Our prayer is to be set free.

Luke 4:18-19 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.”

I’m thankful for the One who paid the price for our liberty, and who enables us to share this good news with others.

Shalom, Dottie

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