I take it for granted.
I think a lot of us do quite frankly.
Have you ever let your kids catch a creek turtle and keep it in an old fish bowl? We did that several times in our home. And each time the boys were convinced that they could keep the turtle in their room and it would remain healthy and happy.
The first experience they had did not prove this statement to be true. It died. I cannot remember its’ name. But it was sad. And it wasn’t the last.
It occurred again. But this time the outcome was a little different. They turned it loose. They gave him his “freedom”. They decided that it was not fair for him to exist in a little bowl for his entire life. They didn’t want to stay in their house and look at the walls all the time.
This experience led to many discussions about “freedom” and what it meant.
1. Definition: the power or right to act, speak, or think as one wants without hindrance or restraint……absence of subjection to foreign domination or despotic government….the state of not being imprisoned or enslaved.
2. How do we as Americans receive this rights?
a. Our history
3. How do you feel about freedom?
4. What is “freedom in Christ”?
As you can see, there are so many ways in which to study this most important word. A word that has value and that we must teach our children.
“It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1
IN CHRIST ALONE
*pixabay image, NIV Bible, Webster’s Dictionary*