“Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” (2 Corinthians 3:17)
The most significant functional reality of life may well be the freedom that comes from knowing the Lord. We could easily point to other realities that are extremely important to us, but knowing the Lord and living in liberation from the tyrannical power of sin provides a release that is humanly indescribable. The Holy Spirit produces this freedom, wherever He is, and when He dwells in us, that is one of the results.
This freedom of the Spirit is a freedom of relationship, a freedom of enlightenment, and a freedom of transformation. We are free to walk with God and with one another. We are free to grow in our understanding and knowledge of God. We are free to become the men and women God always intended for us to become. Could anything be greater?
The Lord reached through the veil of our spiritual blindness and removed it, so that we could see His light. He welcomed us into His kingdom with open arms, though we did nothing to deserve it. He is transforming us by the radiance of His glory.
Lord, For all this we give thanks to You. Lead on, and we will follow. Amen.