Good Morning Buffeter’s! Jason is with his eldest in our Nation’s Capitol on a school field trip and has provided me the opportunity to write some morning encouragement. This has been a week of Freedom! The freedom to participate in a day of excess, the freedom to participate in sacrifice, and the freedom to not do either! This sent my mind back to the summer of 2010 where I had the unique opportunity to travel to South Korea. On the Sunday I was there, I went to the DMZ (Demilitarized Zone).
As I stood there overlooking North Korea, just a few hundred yards away, I was humbled to know that in the green area stood individuals who would arrest me for being me. Just a few hundred yards away was a place that Christianity was illegal, being an American was not a positive thing, and where a dictator is worshipped as a God. We are so blessed to have been given the freedoms we have. Freedom that allows me to blog this morning without fear of retribution, the freedom of Jason to travel with his son, freedom to serve an amazing God!
James 1:25 (New International Version, ©2011)
25 But whoever looks intently into the perfect law that gives freedom, and continues in it—not forgetting what they have heard, but doing it—they will be blessed in what they do.
Today look to Christ who has freed us from sin and God who has allowed us to be in this great country full of freedom and be BLESSED in all you do! Have a great day!