Life, Liberty, and the Price that Jesus Paid

1776: The Declaration of Independence was signed

Happy Birthday, America!!!

Citizens of the U.S., do you know how blessed we are to live in this free country, founded upon the Bible and its principles, and fought for by brave and patriotic heroes? Many have laid down their lives so that we may know a better life. What sacrifices those soldiers have made to give us freedom!

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We have freedom of religion…

                   freedom of speech…

                        freedom to bear arms…

But, it gets better. No matter where you live—America, Guatemala, U.K., Thailand, Honduras, Nicaragua, Canada—there is someone who laid His life down for your true freedom!!!

We were slaves of sin, doomed to a horrendous eternity in hell, but Jesus Christ, God’s own Son—perfect, blameless, and undeserving of death—took our punishment and bore the SINS OF THE WORLD on Him as He died a wretched death on a wooden cross. He was mocked, forsaken, and killed for the sins that YOU AND I should have faced death for.

God, the merciful judge, sent Jesus to die for us so that we could have freedom from our sins and from the fate that we would otherwise face. But, in order to experience this freedom and the eternal life in Heaven that Jesus paid for, we must ask God to forgive us of our sins and turn from them. We must invite Jesus into our hearts to be King of our lives. We must take up our cross and follow Him. And that, my friends, is true freedom.

“For freedom Christ has set us free…” {Galatians 5:1 ESV, emphasis mine}

I hope that you are experiencing this true freedom on today, the 4th! If not, I hope that you decide to turn to Jesus! To find out more about salvation, send me a note in the Contact section.

Enjoy this wonderful holiday and thank the Lord for the freedom He has blessed us with!

Your friend, Marjorie 

“Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” {2 Corinthians 3:17 ESV}

“O say, does that Star-Spangled Banner yet wave o’er the land of the free and the home of the brave?” {The Star-Spangled Banner (U.S. National Anthem) by Francis Scott Key}

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