Today's cherished nugget from guest blogger Pastor Bill.
In September 1989, ten thousand East Germans fled to West
Germany. Though they could look across the barbed wire and see West Germany,
they had to flee first to Hungary and then through Austria to West Germany. It
was a long and roundabout way to freedom.
The road to freedom from guilt and sin leads us by way of
Golgotha. An old hymn, written long ago by Jessie B. Pounds, is a great
reminder of that trek: “I must needs go home by the way of the cross. There’s
no other way but this.
When we first look to the cross, we are that close to
freedom. The apostle Paul gives us this advice in Galatians 5:1: “Stand fast
therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not
entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
God, thank You for the freedoms we enjoy in You. Amen.
In God We Trust!
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