Happy Election Day! I’m sure you all are sick of hearing this by now, but…get out there and vote! It is SO SO SO important. Can’t stress that enough. I know that the lines are long, but go anyways—the wait is worth it!
Moving on. This morning I read some pretty neat passages from John chapter 8…
“If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
“I tell you the truth, everyone who sins is a slave to sin. Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever. So, if the son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”
Jesus is speaking here to a crowd about true freedom—the kind only found in the truth of knowing Christ. We live in a sinful world, and when we give in to sin, we eventually become slaves to it. Why? Because when we allow sin into our lives, it will eventually control and dominate our words, thoughts, actions and deeds. Therefore, we become enslaved to our sin.
The good news? We don’t have to be slaves to our sin any longer. When we turn our eyes towards Jesus, we begin to see that he is the one and only truth—a ray of hope and light, piercing into our sin stricken world. Unlike the lies and bondage of our sins, which act to ensnare us, he can offer us real truth and freedom. Who the son (Jesus) sets free is free indeed. You may think that you are beyond truth, or that what you have done is too horrible to be undone. But, Jesus wants to set you free from the bondage of your sin. No matter what you’ve done, you can still find perfect truth and freedom in Jesus.
As we wait to see who comes out on top tonight after all the votes have been cast, remember that no matter what the outcome, Jesus is the only one who can exemplify real truth and freedom. Put your trust in him, and remember to pray for our leaders—that they would experience the truth and freedom of Christ—no matter who it may be that wins.
Hope you all are having a great day! God Bless:)