Sunday, September 23, 2018

Freedom or Security

Freedom opens horizons ...
Security closes doors ...

Years pass and changes come ...
     invade, and then totally change
           the way things are seen,
                 the way things are believed,
                      the way life is lived.

Our "freedoms" cease to be generated by our own decisions, 
and are replaced by an imposed imperative of "security" chosen for us by the society of the world which surrounds us.

The problem is that man is never able to provide absolute security, and 
     the search for security only leads to more uncertainty, 
          and ultimately to insecurity..

We, as Christians, are not of this world, and our life is from above.
Our freedom is to follow God, unfettered and undictated to.

An old hymn by Tersteegan expresses it best when he says,
   "My freedom is Thy grand control."

The psalmist says, "This is my rest forever; here will I dwell." (Ps 132.14)
     May we find that sure place of abode.
          His freedom is our security.

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