Celebrating Freedom!

Freedom is a blessing I often took for granted, having been born and raised in a free nation. I learned to value it during the years I lived in Argentina under the military dictatorship. The first time we returned to the USA for a visit during that time, we landed in Miami. As we were going up a stairway to get to immigration and customs area, I sighted a huge, beautiful flag; my flag. The red-white-and-blue that represents freedom…the flag that so many of our forefathers and even contemporaries gave their lives  and shed their blood for, so we could enjoy freedom. Tears welled up in my eyes then, and they still do now, every time I recall how beautiful that flag was then – and still is, now! I celebrate that freedom with a very thankful heart!
There’s a freedom that is even more precious than the democratic freedom we enjoy in the USA. In fact, people around the world walk in this freedom, no matter what their nationality is, or what type of government they live under. It’s the freedom that Jesus gives: freedom from sin, from condemnation, from the enemy of our souls, and from anything and everything would stand in the way of a Father-child relationship with God. That freedom came at the greatest cost ever: the life and blood of God’s perfect Son, Jesus. He died to make us free. He Himself assured those who believed in Him: “…if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:36) That’s the freedom every person needs, and that is available to all. I enjoy that freedom, I praise God for it, and I celebrate it with a very thankful heart.
Freedom…it’s one of God’s greatest blessings to us. Let’s celebrate it!


  1. Peg says:

    AMEN! We are so blessed to live in a country that still has religious freedom. I just pray that this freedom will not be taken away from us. Thankful that the freedom we have in Christ Jesus can never be taken away from us!


  2. Janet says:

    que bueno Katy que puedas vivir en una nación completamente libre y democrática ……yo agradezco a Dios por ser libres para orar ,leer la biblia hablar de cristo cuando alguien no lo conoce …Gracias a Dios .muy linda reflexión .


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