Well, we seem to never learn and today we have politicians promising everything. If you don't want to work, don't worry, they'll provide us with free money. And as far as healthcare, retirement and college tuition, again don't worry, they'll provide it for free. It's free, free, free, and the dirty little secret is we never look at the whole offer, for in the fine print we find information which tells how much more money will be taken out of our pay and, in some cases when we add in those who live in states with an income tax, our remainder approaches zero. But, again not to worry, everything else will be free also. Positive madness is what it is, but when we put our faith in mortal man, a being who repeatedly fails us, why are we foolish enough to expect a different outcome?
Yet, there is hope and it comes in the form of our Savior, who came to earth those many years ago to teach us about what is truly important in this life. And before He departed, He died on the Cross to forgive us from our sins. And all we have to do to gain that wonderful gift is believe in Him by faith. It is free in the sense that it doesn't require us to pay any money, but it does mean when we accept His offer we will live our lives putting Him first, that nothing else or anyone else can be in the way of our love for Him. And if we do that, He will not only guide us on the path to a New and Eternal Life, but He will be there awaiting us upon our arrival when earthly life is done. Now that, my friends is more than something just FREE, it is real FREEDOM, freedom from the sin we are sure to commit when we put someone other than the Lord in our driver's seat. And that very sin ensnares us in captivity as the Evil One so desperately wants. He knows in the end that he can't win the final struggle with God and he wants to take as many of us with him on his final fall.
It's never too late to accept the Lord's offer while we still breathe on this earth. But we know not when we will die nor when He will return to rule the world for one thousand years as is promised in the Scriptures. So, don't delay, believe and commit to Him today and watch your troubles fade and fall away. Have a blessed Sunday knowing that with God in Three Persons guiding our life, we cannot fail.