Today was Georgian Independence Day. The town of Telavi held a celebration right in the center of town that ended, like in the States, with a great fireworks show.
As I stood in the doorway to the little corner store watching the fireworks display, it hit me how, despite all of our differences, we all want – strive for even – our independence…freedom.
Here on Earth, we may think that we need to struggle, to fight, wage war in order to “earn” our freedom. But that is not what is required in God’s kingdom. 2 Corinthians 3:17 says, “For the Lord is the Spirit, and wherever the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” All we have to do is accept it.
God already won the fight for our freedom. He’s just waiting on us to realize that. To recognize who we are in Him. Only then can we truly be free.
I just pray that God will use me to share that with the Georgians I meet along the way.