To gather together freely to worship the Lord, to be taught His Word and His Ways is a freedom we don’t always acknowledge, and often take for granted. Every Sunday that you are able to attend church is a blessing!
On Thursday, 27 April, we as a nation commemorate Freedom Day, the day that masses of our people were given rights that they were formerly denied. Social, political and economic freedom has been the quest of revolutionaries for centuries.
Freedom however is relative. Someone has said that politicians enjoy the freedom to say and do as they please and even have the freedom to make fools of themselves. Freedom without responsibility is false. Such freedom is reckless and dangerous. A bird that escapes from its cage may think it is free, only to discover that all the windows and doors in the house are shut and it is still restricted.
Spiritual freedom sets us free from our past sins and heartaches and from the world’s clutches. It set us free from doubt and disappointment, from guilt and all limitations. Even at death, the soul of a Christian is free at last from being a prisoner in a mortal, unhealthy, aging body. The greatest freedom offered to mankind is freedom from self, sin and Satan. As believers in Christ’s merits, we can cry, “Free, free at last!!” Christ has made us free.
True freedom is not the liberty to do as you please, but to do as you ought. So celebrate Freedom Day with the knowledge that it is the Truth (in Christ Jesus) that sets us free.