Throughout history, men and nations have fought for liberty. There is a desire in every human heart for freedom. Oppression, in any shape, stagnates liberty and personal growth.
A startling event in America’s history was the Boston Tea Party. The inflated price of tea resulted in Bostonians throwing a cargo of tea into the sea. This one incident was an event that pushed the hearts of Americans over the threshold of oppression.
Most wars result from a continuation of bullying. There is something inside of every person to make their life better. When the American colonies gained their independence, they put symbols and words on their money, reminding them that liberty was a gift worth fighting and dying for.
Christians have greater freedoms. The believer’s residence has not only earthly benefits, but also eternal ones. The place or status of our personal lives doesn’t keep us from making a difference in our service areas. Our communities and employment surroundings permit us to share our hearts.
There may be rules prohibiting certain words, but no rule can forbid being friendly, polite, or demonstrating Christian character. Our gracious, kind, and thoughtful actions with proper behavior speak louder than our religious vocabulary. A good deed leaves a lasting memory, whereas most words vanish from our memories.
Whatever your lot in life, you’ll leave a lasting memory for someone. The citizens of the 18th century decided liberty was worth the fight. They were deficit in weapons, but superior in the heart. They knew their desire to do right would benefit others and make life better for future generations.
If that is your desire, you can influence those who walk where you walk and share your thoughts of freedom through faith.