Have you ever gone into a new country and had this looming feeling over you – where you were real careful about everything you did? When did the feeling go away?
I’ll bet on two things about that feeling going away:
- you knew a bit more about the place
- that feeling was called freedom
Knowing a bit more about a place boils down to knowing the social norms and rules that governed where you are. This is freedom.
Most people misunderstand freedom, what they see sometimes as freedom is more akin to anarchy. The mere fact that we are human and here on earth shows how important rules are. Imagine if there were no laws of physics, how could we survive? Knowing more these laws have made us progress exponentially – freedom.
The freedom that I wish to pursue is the freedom from not knowing. The saddest moments in my life where when I had, in very brief moments of extreme grief, forgotten that God was there. I am so thankful though for the people that kept reminding me of His presence. I am free because I follow God and his commandments.
Imagine if everyone in the world pursued His two greatest commandments? Loving Him and loving our neighbor as ourselves. I will NEVER believe that we could not be living in Mars right now, or have the cure to the worst diseases for that matter. So much of our time has been spent in “defending” or “preparing” for threats from other people that we have delayed progress for more than 99%! How many lives have been lost in wars? How many hours have been spent on creating better guns to kill people than guns that heal people?
I am not the first to call and think about this.
I wish to keep the conversation going.
Let’s not just read or write, let’s do something!
Romans 8:28 “We know that all things work for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.”
Amen! God bless! 🙂