FREEDOM from this world comes from the cross… FREEDOM in this world comes from you understanding the full weight of the cross.
It is not an easy thing to do, not at all an easy thing to fully comprehend, but there is nothing more freeing than when you come to a certain realization in this world – that no matter how badly you screw up, no matter how horrible a day you are having, no matter how alone or unloved or mistreated you have felt, feel presently, or will ever feel again – there is someOne that always loves you, someOne that has unequivocally had a worse day than you, and someOne that stands by you regardless of all the transgressions in your past, present, and future. That someOne is the One that died for you on the cross – Jesus Christ.
Even before I became a “serious” Christian, I knew Christ was the key to… something about our salvation – not that I really understood what that meant at the time. But what I did understand then was this: if I ever wanted to escape the endless cycles of the hurts, the pains, the woe-is-mes, the loneliness, the anger and frustrations of this world, I had to seek a heart like Jesus’. If it were any one of us but Jesus that was wrongly accused, mistreated, tortured, and nailed to that cross, we would be cussing each and every one of our accusers out. The ‘f-word’ we’d be using wouldn’t be, “forgive them.” FREEDOM comes at just this cost: breaking yourself free from all of the bad teachings you’ve had in the past, from all of your doubts, fears, and unbeliefs, and from your own enormous ego. Then and only then will you experience the freedom God has intended for your life and beyond.
Free at last! Free at last! Thank God Almighty; I’m free at last!