Free

Free

Gungor

 

It is absolutely clear that God has called you to a free life. Just make sure that you don’t use this freedom as an excuse to do whatever you want to do and destroy your freedom. Rather, use your freedom to serve one another in love; that’s how freedom grows. For everything we know about God’s Word is summed up in a single sentence: Love others as you love yourself. That’s an act of true freedom.

– Galatians 5:13-14 (The Message)


There’s a world at war
Caught in suffering
Silent casualties
Oh, God, grant us peace
In these sleepless nights
I can hardly breathe
Despite brutality
I know that we’ll be free

Let the light keep a-shinin’
Let it break into the darkness
All the love dares us to see
We’ll all be free

In these desperate times
Love will hold us here
Love will join our hands
Teach us to have no fear
So we lay our hate down
To wash their feet
When we see our brother
Oh, we’ll all be free

We are free, free
We’ll all be free

 

Maybe the most important thing Christ’s love has done for us is to set us free. Free from a life that depends on the recognition of others. Free from the shackles of sin to steer our minds straight towards guilt and shame when we falter. Free from the culturally systemic barriers we’ve put up, whether intentionally or not, that tell us our differences and disagreements are what define us. Yet so many of us forget that freedom. We cling tightly to those familiar, beckoning chains like a bad case of stockholm syndrome. When singing this song, use it as a reminder that YOU have been irrevocably set free by Christ and no longer have to live in the bondage of this broken world. -Matt Greene

 

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