I remember God telling us to go to Cuba; a Communist country without a SINGLE Christian bookstore and embargoes that prevent ANY American religious materials from coming in.
I’m always up for a challenge! Especially when it’s GOD DIRECTED!
So, last year, when my “Hi God” Devotional, “Hola Dios”, was released in Spanish; David and I were privileged to visit Cuba and distribute thousands of free copies of my book.
The extreme poverty and religious suppression were indescribable! But the people there were so welcoming! They were positively joyous, grateful, and HUNGRY for the Word of God!
In America, we have SO MUCH liberty and freedom to live and worship as we wish. Sometimes, we forget that it’s the result of tremendous sacrifices made by countless brave Americans who came before us.
But sadly, there are still many places in the world where you can be executed or imprisoned for just owning a copy of the Bible or attending a church service.
Maybe today, you FEEL like you’re in prison:
- An abusive situation.
- A manipulative boss.
- A prison of overwhelming debt.
- An addiction that has you bound.
- Or maybe you are incarcerated.
I want you to know, there is freedom IN CHRIST!
Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim LIBERTY to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound.
Liberty is free…. but it’s NEVER cheap! It was purchased FOR US by the precious blood of Jesus Christ!
Happy Independence Day!
“So if the Son sets you free,
you are truly free.” John 8:36 (NLT)