Today is Independence Day in my country. I’m proud of this country and of the freedoms its founders proclaimed. But I’m under no delusion that it can grant me the kind of freedom for which my soul truly hungers. Indeed, that kind of freedom can only by granted by the author of freedom itself. And that kind of freedom comes not from independence but, ironically, from recognizing my profound dependence upon the One who both created me and “in whom I live and move and have my being” (Acts 17:28).
“For He has humbled you, and in your hunger given you manna to eat, which neither you nor your ancestors knew, so you might understand that you do not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of your Creator.” ~Deuteronomy 8:3