Freedom has been calling out since losing Eden.
With the beginning of work came the lie of self sufficiency.
We can do out all on our own.
And when we fall, over and over, freedom stands nearby, waiting for our word to step in and help us out from the pit we created.
We have to choose freedom.
The Prodigal son choose to go his own way.
His Father waited for his return.
And oh how they celebrated when he returned, having learned a hard lesson as he strayed from what his father taught him, raised him to be.
God wasn’t, isn’t content to sit back and wait for us to return home. No loving father can take their mind off the child who is fast from home and up to who knows what.
Love longs for the one it loves.
He decided in one holy extravagant outlandish gift to settle the matter once and for all.
Jesus broke through, revealed the love of God up to and beyond His death, and released us from the kingdom of darkness and bondage into the kingdom of heaven.
Heaven. Where love, truth and freedom rule.
24/7, 365 days a year, for eternity.
When we seek freedom, finding it through its Source, heaven reaches down and loosens our shackles.
Who the Son sets free is free indeed.
IS FREE, not will be.
If God has told you that you are free, you are- even if you can’t see any discernable difference.
Is free IN DEED.
Jesus’ selfless act was the deed that sets us free.
He died so we could live free.
Is free INDEED.
The use of the word ‘indeed’ was intentional.
in·deed has two meanings:
1. used to emphasize a statement or response confirming something already suggested.
So your freedom is confirmed, as indeed emphasizes…
2. used to introduce a further and stronger or more surprising point.
Indeed, your freedom is nor only here waiting, but it is complete and finished once and for all because of Jesus.
Freedom ultimately is a choice.
God made His in offering it to us.
The choice is now ours.
Do you want to live free?
Do you want hope right now in the pit you find yourself- whatever it is?
Do you want to be cleaned from the slime of the pit?
Do you have wounds that need binding up?
Freedom is calling.
How will you answer?