Wednesday, July 6, 2011

To Walk In Freedom

I wanted to share a little excerpt taken from a book that I just finished reading by Tullian Tchividjian "Surprised by Grace, God's Relentless Pursuit of Rebels"  This is  the final paragraph of the book and is such a great description of the freedom we have in Christ

To Walk in Freedom
There's a story told, from the Civil War days before America's slaves were freed, about a northerner who went to a slave auction and purchased a young slave girl. As they walked away from the auction, the man turned to the girl and said "You're free."
With amazement she responded, "You mean I am free to do whatever I want?"
"Yes" he said.
"And to say whatever I want to say?"
"Yes, anything."
"And to be whatever I want to be?"
"And even go wherever I want to go?"
"Yes," he answered with a smile. "You're free to go wherever you'd like."
She looked at him intently and replied, "then I will go with you'"
Jesus has come to the slave market. He came to us there because we could not go to him. He came and purchased us with his blood so we would no longer be a slave to sin but a slave to Christ , which is the essence of freedom. And now there's no freer place to be in life than going with him--with the One who is himself our true liberty.


Trisha said...

This is beautiful, Maryann. Thank you for sharing it, and I love your sidebar photo!! Now you've given me another book to add to my list. Hugs to you, dear sister!

Debbie said...

That is the best story! That's exactly how I feel about the One who set me free. I just don't want to walk away free and alone. I want to follow along free and with Him.