FREEDOM

The word itself makes you think of raised hands, smiling faces and celebrations.

MomFloraGrowing up, my Grandmother Flora born in 1902, said July 4, was not our holiday and would only allow us to celebrate June 19th, this was “Our” freedom day.    

And to confirm this, she would bake a jelly cake, her stamp on the day because this was the only DAY she baked a cake. 

In many parts of the country, there will Juneteenth celebrations designed to educate and celebrate June 19, 1865, the date ending slavery completely throughout the United States of America.   People from all races choose to join in the celebrations all across the country.   If my grandmother were alive she would be surprised to see people from other races celebrating “OUR” Freedom Day.

I am very thankful for men and women who chose to fight for freedom then and now.  There is still a lot of work to do  –  BUT GOD.    I am most thankful for Christ.  Living, dying and raising from the grave to set me free.  

2649718625_c44a9dabaa_zFreedom expresses itself in many forms.  Parades, parties, individuals sitting,  standing or kneeling.  We get to choose how to express our freedom or not express it.  You can celebrate May 5, June 19,  July 4, your birthday or any other date you feel important.

Every day we can choose to celebrate the beauty of Freedom because of what CHRIST and others did.  

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If the Son makes you free you are free indeed.

John 8:36 

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