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Meant To Be Free

“Born Free” tells the story of a lioness cub, Elsa, who was raised in captivity after being found as an orphan. After years of living a caged life, her caretakers lead her back to Africa and set out to free her in her true environment.

Hardships followed, however. Elsa wasn’t used to the hot, dry climate, nor was she adequately trained for fighting off predators. The first two attempts to free her end poorly. Eventually, Elsa gained the confidence and know-how to survive and thrive in her proper environment. She was released and began living the life she was meant to live.

How often are we like Elsa! When we accept Christ, we are set free. Psalm 124:7 says, “we escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare.” Despite this, we too often cower back and settle for less than our full potential as a result of fear, allegiances with sinful behavior or pressure from others. Romans 6:14 says, “sin shall no longer be (our) master, because (we) are not under law, but under grace.” Verse 18 says we “have been set free from sin.” It’s time to live like we are!

When we feel uncertainty pushing us back to the cage we sprung from, we must hold tight to God’s promises and remember the freedom He gave us through His salvation.

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