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

Friday, October 23, 2009


2 Corinthians 3:17-18

17Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. 18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

As a child I bundled up in my coat, scarf, hat, boots and mittens and joined the neighbor kids and my brothers on the snowy hills around our home. We jumped on wooden sleds and glided down the hill as all the cares of the world drifted away in the wind. As the snow sparkeled and the trees flew by, I felt free. Much like folks must feel when they sky dive or ski. That freedom pumped me up and gave me energy and excitement. But, it was fleeting, lasting only until we trudged back up the hill.

The freedom we find in believing and following Christ lasts forever. Through the Holy Spirit, this freedom allows us to stay calm amid chaos and stress. With Christ we know we are free and not bound to the ways of the world. Instead we know that when we leave this world, we have an eternal home in heaven. "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!"

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