True Freedom

The Word

He gave His life to purchase freedom for everyone. (1 Timothy 2:6)

Thought

The end of the War for Independence of the United States from the British Empire was marked by the signing of the Treaty of Paris (1783). The document was a declaration containing the promise of peace, hope, and the path for continued freedom. The treaty between the two former enemies contained the commitment to, “… forget all past misunderstandings and differences that have unhappily interrupted the good correspondence and friendship which they wish to restore”[1]

Lives were sacrificed to purchase the liberty we now enjoy. However, an earlier battle in history contained an even greater sacrifice, for a greater liberty. The battle was waged for the souls of humanity, fought between darkness and the light of Christ. He sacrificed his life as the ransom for all. His victory brought freedom, reconciliation, and redemption. God and humanity were restored, and sins forgiven and forgotten.

Prayer

Thank you for forgiving and forgetting the sin which held me prisoner and separated me from you. Thank you for restoration. Thank you for your mercy and the freedom of your grace. Amen.

“and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who sin against us.” 

[1] Treaty of Paris 1783

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