Thankful for Freedom

Thankful today for:

FREEDOM.

Today is September 11th and I am reminded of those who lost their lives seven years ago when the terrorists struck. I am prayerful and sober as I remember the price they paid.

Freedom is something America is rooted in. Freedom of speech. Freedom of religion. We sing songs about the land of the free and the home of the brave. Because of freedom, I can walk into a grocery store and pick what I feel like eating or drinking. I can carry a Bible in public, choose my spouse, or attend college. Another free choice I have is where I want to live or how many kids to have.

You get the picture I’m sure.

But there is a greater freedom to me than living in America. This freedom involves:

A desperate prayer in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Perfect obedience to His Father.
False accusation.
Beating.
Mocking.
Spitting.
A long,brutal walk uphill carrying a wooden cross.
Nails.
Wine vinegar.
Words like, “Father, forgive them for they do not know what they are doing.” Luke 23: 34.
Death along with two criminals as people watched.
A sacrifice for all sins.
Linen burial cloth and a tomb.
Three days later, new life–a resurrection!

A perfect life in place of my imperfect one all because of LOVE.

There’s nothing more precious to me than knowing Christ loved me and you that much. Jesus willing walked the worst road, paid the ultimate price to set us free and bring us into relationship with Him.

Forever grateful!

Aren’t you?

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  • Denise

    Amen my sweet friend.

  • Front Porch Legacy

    Thankful Jesus and His love for me.

  • Erica

    Thank you for bringing it all back to Jesus! It is only in Him that true freedom is found!

  • elaine @ peace for the journey

    Forever grateful…

    It is for freedom that Christ has set me free!

    peace~elaine

  • Tricia

    Amen to that! Thanks so much for sharing!

  • Debra

    Eternally grateful. Thanks so much for sharing this beautiful post! Blessings to you this beautiful Thursday!

  • Lynn

    Oh Tiffany,

    I am just leveled by this post. So powerful and meaningful on this day especially. Awesome.

    Our Jesus is awesome!!! Thank you. Happy TT.

  • Genny

    I am so thankful!

    I have to tell you I stopped by your web site…so beautiful. Congratulations on your articles, and the book that you are writing. It sounds really good. So great to meet another writer. :)

  • flmom

    Such a lovely TT post. Blessings to you in the week ahead!

  • Robin

    Yes, me too! Thanks for the post Tiffany!

  • Marsha

    Forever Grateful.

  • Beth K. Vogt

    You know I am thankful, thankful for you!
    Beth@TheAccidentalPharisee

  • Kathy S.

    Sweet sweet freedom. All at a high cost, blood.

    Thanks for the reminder.

  • Heather@Mommymonk

    Amen! I’m so thankful that I’ve been freed from the power of sin and from the curse.