Saturday, 16 May 2009


I have echoing in my mind the song shout 'Freedom...!' I think it's Brian Doerksen. Or maybe I just think that because he is my favourite singer songwriter and I could listen to his music for ever.

Whatever. It resonates in my spirit - a cry for freedom, a longing to be free.

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom. And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord's glory, are being transformed into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit. 2 Corinthians 3:17 -18

I paraphrase the Message version:

Whenever, though, we turn to face God as Moses did, God removes the veil and there we are — face-to-face! We suddenly recognize that God is a living, personal presence, not a piece of chiseled stone. And when God is personally present, a living Spirit, that old, constricting legislation is recognized as obsolete. We're free of it! All of us! Nothing between us and God, our faces shining with the brightness of his face. And so we are transfigured much like the Messiah, our lives gradually becoming brighter and more beautiful as God enters our lives and we become like him.

We are free.

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