E-votional - Freedom
"God sent his Son,
born of a woman, born under law, to redeem those under law, that we
might receive the full rights of sons."
- Galatians 4:4-5
Slavery. Oh how many different
forms we live with. Enslavement to the body. Are we enslaved
to our jobs? How many are enslaved or were enslaved as they lived at
home? Our body, jobs, even the house we live in our grew up in were
filled with the term or reality of "Do This". In homes
they are chores and/responsibilities, in the workplace they might be
deadlines, with our body, as in my present case, get rest and take care of
yourself otherwise you will get sick. For the last couple of days, I
have been enslaved by my body. Quarantined from holding my daughter
or wife, stuck in the house with a head that is filled more with clouds
than with complete thoughts, I fight to be freed. Freedom never
looked so good.
Hear the Good News, before
we new Christ, our lives were a struggle against the world, against our
own self, but through Christ the clouded thoughts that direct our very
being become clear, concise and liberating. Struggling with the
virus that has invaded my sinuses, moving slower and not recognizing much
of the beauty around me is in fact difficult.
Yet, I know, and I have hope that in the days to come I will know the
freedom of wellness. And just we struggle during those times when we
struggle within our own faith, relish in the fact and knowledge that
through Christ we will and do know the freedom of life.
Keeper, Redeemer and Creator, You are there to watch after me and to free
me from the prisons I find myself in. Knowing that we cannot live as
slaves, You free us, keep us and direct us. For this I give You
my thanks. Please, as I find myself imprisoned by my body, vocation
or even spirit, bring to me freedom and health. Let my health
be used to share Your message throughout the world and Your Creation.
Thank you Father, for all You have
done and all You will continue to do in my life. Amen.