Monday, July 4, 2011

There's No Such Thing As a Free Lunch:

Galatians 5:1
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. 

My best friend Jessie wrote something sweet today that made me stop and think.

"My economics teacher always said "There's no such thing as a free lunch." While I used to argue that, I now know that it's true. Freedom is never free, someone, somewhere, has to pay. Thanks to all the good soldiers who keep our country safe, all the people working in sweat shops to make all the "free gifts" that major corporations bribe us with, and thanks to Jesus whose sacrifice of his blood covers all our mess and makes it new and good! So much brokenness and so much good. Let's all celebrate by being a little sacrificial ourselves. Let's love!"

I really love what she had to say, because there is so much truth in it that can easily get forgotten.  Freedom isn't free.  There is always someone paying the price, and sometimes, the price is nothing small.

But what I love most about what she wrote is her response: Let's all celebrate by being a little sacrificial ourselves.  Let's love.

It is so easy to take our freedom for granted, but it is even easier to live a life of selfishness in response to the most selfless gift we have been given- the gift of freedom. 

Thank you, God, for freedom from our sin, our brokenness, and our shame. 


  1. Couldn't agree more! 'Sacrifice' is such a wonderful way to view 'love' because ultimately it is. For us as humans; finite and limited and for our God; holy and all-consuming.

    Just read you were on 700 Club and watched the video. You did great! Made me think about the old days :)
    Hope you are doing well and had a great holiday.

  2. Thanks Ja'Near, always love your thoughts! I agree, sacrifice is such an incredible way to respond to love...

    Thanks for the encouragement! It was a good show:) I think about the old days a lot...miss you.

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