Last night I brought my oldest home from school and he realized that between now and next Wednesday night, the only thing he had to do was to take one test and go to church on Sunday morning.
What freedom! I anticipate the that the joy he will feel as he finishes his last exam today and understand that he is free (for a while) from the confines of school and homework. Oh, the joy of being able to do whatever he wants with no projects or major commitments hanging over his head.
There is so much joy in freedom. I treasure the days when I am not handcuffed with a day full of schedule meetings. We yearn for the simple days of vacations when we have no one telling us where to be and what to do. ( let me pause and reflect… oh only 18 more work days!!) And our spirits compel us to look for something that set us free from the curse of the daily toils, and when we find it- oh what joy.
16-18Whenever, though, they turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there they are—face-to-face! They suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We’re free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him. (2 Corinthians 3:16-18, The Message)
As we enter the Memorial day weekend, be so thankful for those who have come before us to fight for the freedom that we enjoy in this country. And with that also remember how that freedom facilitates access to the the spiritual freedom that comes from the Christ.
Share it! You are free to! Woot Woot!!