For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Galatians 5: 1,13
1It 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.

13You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.

Harriet Tubman, one of the most famous escaped slaves, knew the true meaning of freedom. Both as a slave and a Christan, Harriet served her true master, God. After she escaped, she could have kept running, but, with a reward on her head and an alert out to find her, she returned time and again to help other slaves break free. Each time she traveled back to help others, she acknowledged that God called her.

Paul tells us in Galatians that our freedom in Christ is not to be hoarded or wasted on indulgence, but is to be shared, helping and loving others. A friend told me that she knew someone who practiced Lent,along with giving something up, he wanted to perform a random act of kindness each day. That is a great idea, but how sad that the acts of kindness have become random......

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