What comes to mind…
Throughout life, we learn about freedom:
- Jesus sets us free, which means we’re not anxious about life’s mysteries, emergencies or surprises, because we know He’s in control and He’s faithful. The deeper our relationship is with Him, the more we experience His faithfulness.
- Living in the USA, I learned more about freedom, human rights and respect, the economy and living together from many cultures and nations.
Living in this time as history is being made is an amazing experience. To see the events unfold as they are is a gift from God. Jesus said in John 8:31, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” He introduced authentic freedom. It’s our opportunity to embrace His teachings and believe in His faithfulness to be in charge of our lives.
Martin Luther King, Jr carried on that message and believed in the freedom Christ gives us. He had the courage to go out there and tell people about what freedom looks like. It was a dream, but he knew it could be true one day, because he believed.
This week, we watch a huge part of this dream come true. It’s a great honor to be part of this time to watch America respect all people from every culture and ethnicity. Regardless of whether we agree with the politics or some of the beliefs of Obama, America has gained a huge symbol of democracy all over again. America has told the world this week that democracy and unity is a great value that is enduring regardless of all the issues that are challenging our times.
I pray for President Obama, that he have the wisdom that only God grants to keep the country united, peaceful and advance us to the next level of freedom.