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 2, 2013

The Snow Flew

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And 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.  The snow sparkled and the trees flew by, and all of my cares disappeared.  Much like the exhilaration that folks experience when they sky dive or ski, that freedom pumped me up and gave me energy and excitement.  But, it was fleeting, lasting only until I trudged back up the hill.

The freedom I find in believing and following Christ lasts forever.  Through the Holy Spirit, this freedom allows me to stay calm amid chaos and stress.  God offers his followers free will. I make decisions with prayer. With Christ I know I am not bound to the ways of the world. The beautiful part is that when I leave this world, I have an eternal home in heaven.  "Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!"

How do you experience the freedom of Christ?

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