Let Freedom Ring! (By Shane Prewitt)

The Fourth of July is a very special day for our country as we take time out of our busy schedules to celebrate the wonderful gift of freedom that we enjoy as a nation. There has never been a nation of people who have enjoyed the immense freedoms that we have as Americans. The freedoms that we have today come as a direct result of the bravery of our men and women who have put everything on the line and sacrificed themselves to fight on our behalf.
As important as this freedom is, as Christians, we are reminded of another type of freedom that we have received.
Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom (2 Corinthians 3:17, emphasis added).
Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf has resulted in immeasurable freedoms for us. We have been given freedom from condemnation, guilt, sin, and death. Not only did His sacrifice free us from those tyrannical enemies, but His sacrifice brought us into an endless wealth of spiritual blessings. We now have the freedom to live daily in intimate relationship with the God of the universe who delights in blessing His children.
As followers of Jesus, we have even more reason to celebrate on Independence Day. Not only has God blessed us in a nation of freedom, but He has also given us freedom from the things that once held us spiritually hostage and brought us into a new, vibrant relationship with Himself.

Happy Independence Day!