PWTE Daily Devotion

Freedom Is Never Free

July 4, 2015

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“For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.” Galatians 5:1 English Standard Version.

Once in a while I get lucky with my camera and this was one of those times.

Mt. Angel, Oregon

Mt. Angel, Oregon

The older man in the army Jeep was waving to my 97 year-old father-in-law. They had a shared experience of war. Amazingly, both of them can still fit into their uniforms.

The story in this picture is told in the eyes of those framed here. The children riding with this veteran seem oblivious to his presence (except maybe the girl in the back seat) even though their presence in this Jeep is the result of his fighting for their freedom.

It’s easy to ignore the price paid for freedom. Our freedom from the concentration camp of sin was Christ’s death.

This old soldier is an icon of Christ; the children symbolic of you and me. Christ has won our freedom and it cost him everything.  How will we respond?

By the way, you’re welcome to stop by my office to see this picture hanging on my wall.

Copyright Douglas P. Brauner

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  • Katie July 5, 2015 at 1:37 am

    I wondered what this pic was all about when I saw it in your office! It’s an amazing picture!

    • pdoug0856 July 5, 2015 at 5:48 am

      There is always the story in the picture and the story behind the picture.