“… grace–a comprehensive, foundational reorientation from living anxiously by my wits and muscle to living effortlessly in the world of God’s active presence.”–Eugene Peterson in Practice Resurrection
On the other side of Victory, we have the opportunity to live in freedom. Being free in Christ’s victory means we have escaped the bondage of sin and death in this worldly kingdom to live new life under His reign. This freedom is personal in that we know release from the power of our personal sin (greed, lust, sloth, avarice, addiction, anxiety, fear, anger, etc.). Certainly our brokenness has consequences and will leave scars, but we are healed through the power of the resurrection. No matter what the Enemy may whisper, we are free from the dominion of darkness. Hallelujah!
We are free not only from our personal sin, but also from the bondage of the sin around us. In these turbulent days, our minds are easily swept into worldly narratives that foster fear and division. The Enemy is (quite successfully) distracting our gaze to the failings of our community and leaders, directing our mental energies into circles of argument, and stirring our passions against one another. We have lost sight of the power of the Resurrection and live as slaves of darkness rather than children of the King. Being free in Christ does not mean we disregard the brokenness of the world, but we do not let it entangle us. We can run freely in the power of the Holy Spirit, trusting that He is King and will bring His kingdom to fullness in His time.
Let our days be marked by confidence in the power of the Resurrection. Declare our freedom from the darkness. Rest in the strength of his Spirit under our wings.
- John 8:31-38
- Galatians 4:31 – 5:15
- Hebrews 12:1-2
- 1 Peter 2:16