Independence Day

“God has paid us the intolerable compliment of loving us, in the deepest, most tragic, most inexorable sense.” C.S. Lewis
By: Gabriela Yareliz
I believe in a human race that was created with the greatest expression of love which is freedom; freedom to choose. There can be no true love without freedom to make it so. I believe we, the human race, chose wrong, and that sin is the transgression of God’s divine and moral law, which is eternal and a reflection of His character. I believe God took the ultimate risk in creating creatures that could reject him, and we did. I believe in a God who stepped down from His throne and became one of us to die for us and reconcile us with Himself, so we could have hope and life. We talk about Atticus Finch, but Jesus was the ultimate defense attorney. And I believe that every day we choose between life and death, resignation and faith, self and love.
Freedom, is the ultimate expression of love, and I believe it goes deeper than what we see it as. We can be “free” but be imprisoned by pain, lust, addictions, ambitions, anger, unforgiveness or the past. And we can literally be in shackles, but be free (see Nelson Mandela).
This independence day, I hope we all find ourselves striving to be truly free.
“Christ died for men precisely because men are not worth dying for; to make them worth it.” C.S. Lewis
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