When God breathed the first breath into mankind, he could have chosen to enslave the human race. Being the author of our lives, He could have given us no choice in who we worshipped, who we served or what we thought. He could have created a worshipping throng to proclaim His goodness all their days. Instead, He created a free people. He breathed the breath of life into a people that could choose to love Him - or not. He gave us freedom, from our first breath to our last. God himself is the author of liberty. And our liberty was purchased at a great price. Blood.RTWT, and welcome Paratus Familia to my blogroll. (HT to that SOB Wirecutter for a great find.)
When God chose to give his children freedom, He knew we would not choose Him. He knew that we would be tempted by the world. He knew we would choose to gratify ourselves, serve ourselves and love ourselves. He gave us our freedom anyway. And then, he made a way for us to belong to Him in spite of our rebellion - blood. The blood of his son to be precise.
And, so it is. Freedom has always been won with blood. Never, has a single man been freed by the swipe of a pen or the clasp of a hand. Freedom has always been fought for, bled for and died for. From the beginning of time, our freedom has been purchased with blood - the highest of prices.
28 May 2012
The Real Cost of Freedom
Wow. This puts it in perspective, to be sure.