"Even when the rainbow seems to pass right by me....I'm still finding Gold in the clouds....."

24 May 2009

Freedom


Haystack Rock,
long a North Country landmark,
(Adirondacks, NYS)
in patriotic colors.
On the northbound side of Rt 56
between Sevey's and the Joe Indian Pond turnoff.
(this picture is taken from the Adirondack Photo Gallery website)

AH.....Memorial Day weekend!
This is the weekend we typically start to think of as "the beginning of summer" although the calendar says summer officially begins on June 21.
Around our house, we typically use this weekend as a getaway to a specific destination (last year we did NYC/Ellis Island/Statue of Liberty), or we stay home and take a couple of days to paint, do "fix-it" projects, put in more flowers, relax with neighbors and family and have a day of hiking or BBQ-ing. Other years we have camped or visited relatives, gone to parades and picnics. And admittedly, we tend to forget about why we are "celebrating" Memorial Day.

However.....this is the weekend we set aside to remember the war veterans who serve our country and who help us enjoy the freedoms we have in this glorious nation.

BUT...do we consider the real freedom we have in Christ, as Believers??
OR has that just become a mundane thing like most peoples' Memorial Day weekends?

Have we, as Christians, allowed our walk with Christ to become mundane?
We are"saved" but are we truly walking the life of liberty? Are we really free? or are we steeped in legalism? are we satisfied with just saying the prayer of salvation butwe don't desire to go deeper with our journey and with God?
If you can say Yes to any of these, try this:

Let's take time to remember our veterans this weekend.
Fly your American flag.
Pray for our national and state leaders.
Pray for the people you know who are in service to this country.
Tell a solider THANK YOU!
And reflect on these Words from Scripture:

"If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed.
And you shall know the truth
and the truth shall make you free."
John 8:31b-32

And then pray for your church leadership.
Pray for the people in service each week in your own community church.
Pray for the people who are spreading the Gospel all over the world and teaching people what true Freedom is.

And thank God for freedom in Jesus.

2 comments:

Thom said...

Not being very religious you bring up great questions and food for thought. Thank you to all veterans and military personel :). Happy Memorial Day weekend.

Thom said...

I forgot to mention the photo. How cool is that. :)