The celebration of this nation’s birthday is really a celebration of freedom. We celebrate the precious gift of freedom we have because of the price others paid. We must remember that freedom isn’t free. Freedom isn’t free but it’s infinitely valuable.
The blood spilled on battlefields called Concord, Charleston and York Town was not the first time blood was spilled for freedom. 2,000 years ago a young man’s blood spilled upon the ground so that we could all experience freedom. Not from tyranny and bondage of an oppressive government but freedom from sin and spiritual and eternal death.
“For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:2
Jesus said, “The truth is, everyone who sins is a slave—a slave to sin. A slave does not stay with a family forever. But a son belongs to the family forever. So if the Son makes you free, you are really free.” John 8:34-36