Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Free At Last

By David Bragg

     On July 3, 1776 John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife, Abigail, “Yesterday the greatest question was decided which ever was debated in America; and a greater perhaps never was, nor will be, decided among men. A resolution was passed without one dissenting colony, “that these United Colonies are, and of right ought to be, free and independent States.”” Mr. Adams would later become the second president of these great United States of America. Ours is a nation built on freedom.
     Although highly prized, and rightly so, the freedom we experience is incomplete at best. Laws, statues and the rights of others limit our freedoms. As citizens we possess the right to run after “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” but no guarantees of acquiring these baubles of democracy.
     True freedom can only be found in Jesus Christ. In Him we find rights and privileges of which we cannot be deprived. We find peace and hope that cannot be stripped from us. In Jesus we find salvation that will last forever. From the haven of Christ the true believer can truly celebrate, “Free at Last!”

- David Bragg serves as one of the ministers at the Northwest Church of Christ in Greensboro, NC and is co-editor of BulletinGold. He may be contacted through the congregation's website: or his blog:

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