Freedom feels good today
Saturday, August 11, 2012
Several events happened yesterday that caused me to feel that I had been set free, to appreciate the freedom that I enjoy. One was physical, and the other was the passing of a dear 93 year old neighbor/friend.
When I got word of my neighbor's passing, I knew that although her daughter was going to suffer terribly due to their codependent but very close loving relationship, the daughter, also my friend, was going to be set free from the very burdensome task of being the only caretaker for her mother. I don't think my friend will realize just how free she is right away, due to a heavy burden of feeling guilty if she enjoys her newly found freedom, but I hope and pray that eventually she will. She has a wonderful husband who is probably hoping for that to happen, as well.
It made me appreciate just how free I am in my own home, making choices on how to:
live my life,
what to do,
when to go and when to stay,
what to eat
what to buy and how much to spend
who my friends will be, and even
when to watch TV with full possession of the remote, all night long, if I want to.
I got up this morning about 6 am after being awake watching TV since aroud 2 am when I woke up from my original sleep. It's now not even 9 am and I've had breakfast, made some delicious oatmeal-craisin muffins, written a blog, and am getting ready to take a nap! I've never just gone back to bed for a nap, but I'm tired now, so I'm going to give it a try. I am so grateful for the freedoms that God has blessed me with, and also for being set free from the burdens of sin and guilt through my salvation in Jesus Christ. Some days freedom just feels so much better than other days, and today is one of those days!