I recently read the book, The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten Boom. She tells the story of how she and her family were involved in hiding Jews while in Nazi occupied Holland. It is an amazing story of faith that allowed them to do what God wanted despite the possible outcome. They eventually get caught; however most of the family is let go except Corrie and her sister. They find themselves in a concentration camp and she writes of some of her experiences but more so of the work God did in her heart throughout the ordeal. It is a story I was familiar with but had never read the book. Reading the book was amazing because of the many miracles she mentions and how God showed her that He was with her and would help her through.
As we were celebrating Independence Day in America this week, I thought about how it is so true that for those of us who know and follow Christ, we truly are free. This is a freedom that surpasses all other human freedoms because it is a spiritual freedom. Corrie Ten Boom was not free by human standards; however, she was certainly free from a very real bondage. When we are in Christ, we can all be free of things like: hatred, unforgiveness, bitterness, jealousy, sin, anger, fear, and so much more. All those things lead to a spiritual death; however, in Christ we are freed from all those and given life instead. In John 8:36 (NLT) Jesus said, "So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free."
Are you exercising the freedom we have in Christ?
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