We have a tradition in our house where we watch a movie that covers each holiday. I know, Hollywood loves to take a kernel of truth and explode the story from there, which is why we must keep our filters in the “On” positions at all times.
This particular movie was about America’s War for Independence. There were quite a few memorable scenes in the movie; and one that fits with our discussion of freedom from our drugs of choice.
A young man enters a church asking for volunteers to fight on the Continental’s side. The pastor objects to the timing of the request as the British had just hung three men. No man stands up. At this point, a young woman stands and gives an awesome speech.
“I heard you often speak of freedom at my father’s table, including you Reverend. Will you now, when you are needed most, stop at only words? Is that the sort of men you are? I ask only that you act upon the beliefs of which you have so strongly spoken and which you so strongly believe.” Quite a few men stand up to volunteer, including the pastor!
We say we believe the Bible and what it teaches. We say we love Jesus. We say Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. We say we want freedom from our drugs of choice. Today, right now, will you stop at only words? Real joy, real significance, real security and real peace comes only to those who put their beliefs into action (James 2:14-19). Remember, it’s the small daily faith choices we make that lead to big freedom changes in our lives.
Set Fre“E” Nowww