Freedom in Christ

July 4 — Independence Day — a day to acknowledge the blessings we enjoy as we live in the “land of the free and the home of the brave.”

I love parades: marching bands, floats, kids scrambling for candy; then the flag passes by and everyone stands, places their hands over their hearts, and honors the flag and the republic for which it stands.

At last month’s LWML convention in Lexington, Kentucky, we recited the Pledge of Allegiance, and we also honored another flag — the Christian flag. We showed our respect for our faith by displaying that flag and reciting the pledge of allegiance to the cross of Christ.

What a blessing it is to live in a country where freedom abounds! It’s an even greater blessing knowing that we are part of God’s family where our freedom from sin and eternal separation from God was paid for on the cross by our Savior, Jesus Christ.

Read the devotion The Flag of Freedom this week to help you focus on the freedom we have in Christ.

Deaconess Betty Knapp