"I give and bequeath my soul to Almighty God that gave it me, hoping that through the meritorious death and passion of our Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ to receive absolution and remission for all my sins."
George Mason, Father of the US Bill of Rights
Freedom. Dignity. Liberation. Redemption.
The heart of humanity burns deeply for these truths, desiring dignity, desiring freedom, desiring redemption. Though we may have forgotten our childhood dreams, though the flame may have gone cold, though these yearnings have found warped fulfillment in tyranny or abusive control, the deeper desire for freedom, dignity, and love still echoes in our hearts.
It is for these deeper truths, deeper desires, that great men have given their lives to defend. They spoke Truth, standing against the darkness of abuse, tyranny, deception, fear, and selfish control, exposing them for what they are: counterfeits of true freedom.
Jesus Christ, out of His strength and deep love for humanity, saw fit to redeem the earth’s course of destruction; and, bring life where there was death. By His own choosing (Luke 4:18), Jesus came to set the oppressed free. Literally, to bring Liberty (healing, justice, and righteousness) to all of mankind.
Easter is the remembrance of the Cross that Jesus bore, the sacrifice He paid to ransom and redeem His beloved, previous slaves to sin and darkness; it is the remembrance of Christ’s resurrection, where He defeated mankind’s ultimate foe: death and satan.
We remember and reflect on Jesus Christ, the ultimate Creator and Defender of Liberty. May we never forget that our Liberty was purchased at The Cross. Let us honor Our Savior by how we live our lives: bold, wild, courageous, and free!
You are a Defender of Liberty.
Posted in The Liberty Dispatch Blog By Defender Gear