In this world, freedom can seem like a man-made illusion, and even when we seek it earnestly, we find that it cannot be obtained in its fullness. In Christ, the soul finds its true freedom. It meets its Creator, the very source of Goodness by which its being is to be oriented. The brokenness of this world fades when we encounter the purity of Truth at its source.
“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”” (John 8:31-32, ESV)
This freedom in Christ can only be tasted now by those in Christ and is known only by the gracious revelation of God’s Word to humanity. That is, Truth. But there is a day when those in Christ will be free from the chains of sin and brokenness in this world and will experience the permanence of this freedom and orientation to the Good. This permanence is initiated in the spiritual awakening that happens when one realizes that all isn’t right within them and they then decide to step away from their self-satisfaction apart from God and begin a relationship with Him through Christ. It is here that we find the satisfaction that we once sought in ourselves and this world, which is finally realized in the very thing that we thought might strip us of any satisfaction: trusting in God… whatever our reasons may have been.
Abide (dwell/remain) in the Word of God. If you haven’t heard it yet, allow your soul to truly hear it. God so loved the world, that He gave His only Son (in the person of Jesus the Christ) to die, that whoever believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).
The truth of the matter is, this is either true or false and therefore, eternally significant to us all. In this we have a great hope for perfected, pure, and completely genuine freedom, among many other things. This freedom will be an entirely new experience for us, likely far transcending our current limited and partial definitions of freedom. It will be the first time we are unhindered by the roadblock of our sinfulness and therefore, can partake in full surrender and reconciliation with our Creator and Lord. For once, we will be able to confidently say all is truly Good and Well, forevermore.