The Cost of Freedom

Our freedom always comes at a cost. The freedom we enjoy as Americans cost our founding fathers and all those who defend our nation something. For many, it cost them their lives.

Likewise, our spiritual freedom comes at a great cost.

As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him, Pontius Pilate, Roman Governor.

Jesus was falsely accused, arrested, and taken before Pontius Pilate, the Roman Governor. After interrogating Jesus extensively, Pilate found no basis to charge him. He offered to release Jesus, but the Jewish leaders insisted that he was guilty. They asked Pilate to release Barabbas, a guilty felon, and crucify Jesus, who was not guilty of any charges.

It is hard to wrap my mind around the thinking of the Jewish leaders. But we know that all the events surrounding Jesus arrest were to fulfill God’s purpose as well as buy my freedom and your freedom. more “The Cost of Freedom”

Easter: A Time to Remember

 

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What comes to mind when you think of Easter?

Spring is in the air……a season of freshness, warmer weather, flowers blooming and trees coming to life again. It is time to trade heavy winter jackets for light coats.  I love spring because of the new life all around me and also because it is time to celebrate Easter.

This week, I have been reflecting on God’s faithfulness and extravagant love as I studied Deuteronomy chapters 1-26. These chapters chronicle God’s faithfulness to the children of Israel.  Seventy Israelites went to Egypt and settled there. Over time the Lord blessed them and their numbers increased to over 2 million.  With this blessing, came oppression from their Egyptian masters.  They cried onto the Lord, their God.  He heard their cries and delivered them in miraculous ways, even though they sometimes rebelled against God.

Now as they were about to enter the promised land, Moses reminded the Israelites to remember all that the Lord “your God” has done.

Easter also calls for reflection… … A time to reflect on the Cross and its meaning! more “Easter: A Time to Remember”