Sunday, July 3, 2011

Freedom comes with the highest price


Our freedom, so coveted by true patriots, comes at a price far greater than most of us realize.  When we think of freedom, most often we think of the noble men who fought and died to free us from the tyranny of King George, or of the brave souls who risked life and limb to liberate the world twice, in one century, from evil men who fancied themselves demigods.  But, how often do we consider the true author of freedom?

When God breathed the first breath into mankind, he could have chosen to enslave the human race.  Being the author of our lives, He could have given us no choice in who we worshipped, who we served or what we thought.  He could have created a worshipping throng to proclaim His goodness all their days.  Instead, He created a free people.  He breathed the breath of life into a people that could choose to love Him - or not.  He gave us freedom, from our first breath to our last.  God himself is the author of liberty.  And our liberty was purchased at a great price.  Blood.

When God chose to give his children freedom, He knew we would not choose Him.  He knew that we would be tempted by the world.  He knew we would choose to gratify ourselves, serve ourselves and love ourselves.  He gave us our freedom anyway.  And then, he made a way for us to belong to Him in spite of our rebellion - blood.  The blood of his son to be precise.

And, so it is.  Freedom has always been won with blood.  Never, has a single man been freed by the swipe of a pen or the clasp of a hand.  Freedom has always been fought for, bled for and died for.  From the beginning of time, our freedom has been purchased with blood - the highest of prices.

As we celebrate our nation's birthday, I urge you all to recognize the true cost of freedom. My freedom and yours has been bought and paid for with the blood of many.  Our freedom can't be won with words or platitudes, but only by the blood of great men who truly understand the price of freedom.

I am no slave.  I never will be.  I am a free man (woman), not because some government granted my freedom, but because God himself made me free.  My freedom has been bought. And so, my fellow Americans, has yours.

7 comments:

  1. Enola

    That was one of the more thought provoking post's I have ever read. The more I study about the founders of this country the, the more I appriciate the liberty I have.
    When I was in the Navy we were granted "liberty" time off with a pass to leave the ship or naval base and go drink beer, chase girls and do whatever. I was young and fully did not understand liberty.
    Now that just entered my 40's and Im really starting to grasp the concept and how few in the world have it, and how its under threat. We pay a dear price for liberty and it must be preserved.

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  2. Amen.

    notutopia

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  3. God gave us free will - the ability to choose for ourselves. I choose God, Family, Country.

    Happy Independence Day, Enola.

    NoCal Gal

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  4. Thank You for reminding us of who the real author of freedom is. God Bless You.

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  5. Powerful, POWERFUL! Well thought out ... well said, and I agree with all my heart!

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  6. Well spoken, Enola. Yes, God gave us our free will to choose to follow Him or not. He loved us so much, that He wanted us to have the freedom of choice to choose. He is our gift, and Jesus gave his life for us, whether we choose to accept or not.

    http://simpleeverydayliving.blogspot.com/

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