“Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17(KJV)
What is the price for freedom?
Americans have gone to war to win independence and expand national boundaries. When we examine how wars shaped the nation's history we see how it transformed American society. We watched a new nation grow and the old one put away.
When Americans went to war to win independence from Great Britain, outmatched American troops often retreated, but returned to fight again. How frustrating this must have been for the British and their efforts to crush the rebellion. In winning they initiated the process to gain religious liberties.
Today Americans still fight for freedom to worship God. We Christians are getting battered from all directions and sometimes find ourselves retreating. Yet we return to fight again with the renewed strength in Jesus. How frustrating this must be for those opposing these ideals.
Jesus paid the ultimate price for our freedom today. When we accept His sacrifice and claim it, we become new creatures. We let go of all the old things that defines us and start a new life in Him.
I thank Jesus for the freedom I enjoy today because of His sacrifices. I do not want to forget the sacrifices of our troops past or present. It is both Jesus and our troops that helps me to stand strong with the freedoms I enjoy today.
Thank you Jesus. Help me to renew myself with your strength and power to fight today for our spiritual freedom. Help to remember freedom's price.
© 2012 Dawn M Sexton