In America today we are celebrating Memorial day, a holiday that represents one of our founding  ideals—freedom. Freedom is held near and dear to the American heart. It’s the reason we left England on the Mayflower and decided to come to this unfamiliar territory. The sound of freedom is sweet but has a bitter reality. Wherever there is freedom, there is also death. America has not stayed free by luck or chance. It has stayed free because men and women were willing to die.

Freedom is not just an ideal in the American heart but it is an ideal in the Christian heart as well. Romans 8:2 says that through Jesus Christ the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death. Just like the death of American soldiers has made a way for the freedom of America so the death of Christ has made a way for freedom for all of those who believe in him.

Today, if you are looking for spiritual freedom believe that Christ lived, died on the cross, and rose again on the third day to set you free. If you have already received this freedom rejoice and celebrate. Today is a day to give honor to those who have died for us—men, women, and most importantly Jesus Christ. 

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By: Danielle O’Neil