Monday, August 20, 2007

freedom is not

One of my good friends, Awa, spoke at church last week and made a point that I have been thinking about quite a bit. It is about confusing freedom and sovereignty. We are, yes, supposed to be free, but this does not mean we are sovereign. There are still consequences and rules of nature and the reactions of other people and a whole bunch of other stuff. Being a free person does not mean that you can do whatever you want whenever you want because you have the power and ability to do so. It simply means that you are not tethered to anything that pulls you down. You are truly yourself.

God is sovereign. He offers us freedom. Don't get the two confused. Thanks for the wisdom, Awa.

This is a close-up of my hammock.

1 comment:

Shelley said...

ooo...that is good. thanks for that. so true!