As Christians, we know there is no greater freedom than that given in Christ, and we live in continual celebration of the peace and joy secured by His sacrifice for each one of us. In giving up His life for our sake, it fulfilled the original justice of God that was broken through sin and rebellion. The 'war' with sin and death was won in Christ Jesus, making all who believe in God through Him free to be and live as God designed, no longer enslaved or oppressed by sin.
This tenant was ardently held by the Forefathers of our nation. It was near to their hearts. They purposed that the truth of freedom in Christ be embedded into the DNA of this nation, and being one of the chief reasons for its formation. However, sadly, this is not promulgated nor taught as readily as it once was. And this responsibility falls to us as Christians. We are called to remind the world, and our part of it, that true freedom can only be found in Jesus Christ. A freedom from destructive habits and behaviors that rob meaning and purpose from our lives and to find fulfillment that comes by living as God deigned.
We are called to echo our Forefathers unabashedly in championing the Truth in our private lives and in our nation. George Washington wrote, "While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian."
May we echo such liberty in our lives, so that this great nation may know that the freedom we have found here is only a glimpse of the greater freedom we have through Jesus Christ our Lord.