For all who are being led by the Spirit of God, these are sons and daughters of God. For you have not received a spirit of slavery leading to fear again, but you have received a spirit of adoption as sons and daughters by which we cry out, “Abba! Father!”

Romans 8:14-15

The freedom we enjoy as Christians is not lone wolf freedom, or the freedom of the band of misfits. The freedom of Christ looks very different to our stories of heroes who can fend for themselves.

Indeed, the slavery of sin under which we once labored made it the duty of each one to handle his own circumstances but now that we are freed, we have been adopted by the one we once sinned against!

We no longer have an uphill battle against all odds but the safety of a home into which we have been adopted and promised protection. What a blessing to be in God’s family!

Ethan Kirl

Originally Published June 17, 2020