For those who are in Jesus Christ, there are no situations or circumstances while living in this earth that can ever take away the freedom we've been given in Christ. This freedom is limitless, ever-reaching, and freely given as we choose to embrace the way of the Cross in our lives.
For a believer, there is that moment when God causes us to realize that we are a sinner and in need of a savior. It is at this moment when the Law has completed it’s jobs. The Law had two jobs, one to reveal to us our sins and sinful nature, and two, after we realize this, we're brought to the savior, CHRIST.
There seems to be a recurring theme coming up and staring at me lately, and it's the theme of simplifying our lives for Jesus. It's a call for the church to let go of the materialism and pull of the spirit of this world and to live simpler lives that are devoted to Christ.