Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy Freedom Day!

What blessings we all experience living in the Great Land of the Free. The Home of the Brave. Our family's day started with The National Anthem being pounded out on the piano by Gracie, before I had even opened my eyes!
I was thinking today of freedom. (Go figure!) I am very grateful the typical freedoms thought of most on this day. Freedom of religion. Freedom of speech. Freedom to assemble ourselves together. Freedom to be who we are.
I also thought of the freedoms that Jesus gives us. Freedom from sin. Freedom from an eternity without Him. Freedom from fear and condemnation. Freedom from a life of sadness. We have been given the gift of love and acceptence!
I thought about my trip... something I've been doing a lot more of lately! And I was thinking of the the kids. The kind of life they are living right now, is one bondage to the idea that they are not wanted. That they don't matter. The ever haunting thought, Does anyone love me???
I hope and pray that I can give them a release from these chains. I want to them to have freedom in their little lives, knowing that they are loved. That they do matter!
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Thank you Jesus, for your love that lets us live a life
full of freedom and blessings when we follow you! I love you!

1 comment:

Hannah Maske said...

Hi Nic,
I REALLY like the post "Happy Freedom Day!"!!! It is a really good point!!! I what you to know i will be praying for you!!!! You are leaving the day Abi gets back from camp!!!!! I will pray more then ever for you that day!!!!!
I love you,
Hannah