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Yesterday. Actually it was yesterday yesterday. That means it was Thursday – a public holiday in South Africa. Freedom day. It commemorates the first democratic election in South Africa in 1994.

I got to think about freedom. Are people in South Africa more free? Politically and legally, yes. Now everybody can vote. Are we free from ineptitude? Corruption? Poverty? I remembered some quotes about freedom.

“Free! Free at last!”

“Man is born free but is everywhere in chains.”

Am I free from myself? “Everywhere I go, I go too and spoil everything.” That was the concept that first prompted me to ask Jesus into my life.

The Bible says, “It is for freedom you have been set free.” However, I am not always free from depression, free from pain or free from the everyday brokenness of life.

So what is freedom?

“If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed!”

This is part of Streams-of-Consciousness Saturday. Because it is streams of consciousness writing, I have not referenced quotes and perhaps I even misquoted them but that is what came off the top of my head.

State of the Heart

I identify with Robert Robinson who wrote about the state of his heart,

“Prone to wander, Lord, I feel it,
prone to leave the God I love;
here’s my heart; O take and seal it;
seal it for thy courts above.”

This post is part of One-Liner-Wednesday

Soap Bubble

“The knowledge of nature is the way to admire the greatness of the Creator. … Everything that the most prolific imagination and highest intelligence can think out seems, when compared with reality, but a colourful, shiny soap bubble.”

(Justus von Liebig, chemist)

Image by Alexa from Pixabay

This post is part of One-Liner-Wednesday

A Prayer to Jesus

“…break through the chains that bind me to the lie that a shadowed life on my terms is better than an unveiled one on yours.”

Joan Campbell from Soul Search

Image by Colleen from Pixabay

This post is part of One-Liner-Wednesday