(On February 14, 2008, a gunman walked into a classroom on my daughter’s campus (Northern Illinois University) and shot 22 people, killing 5. The crosses above were erected to memorialize those who died.)
I took this picture of my niece almost 6 years ago at a family reunion. For me, it has always symbolized everything that is good about living in the United States of America….especially freedom. However, today I am struck by the stark reality that freedom carries a price. In a free country, a gunman is free to walk into a crowded classroom and open fire. Despite this, I thank God for our freedom and remember that ultimate freedom is found in Jesus Christ.
John 8:36 "So if the Son sets you free, you are truly FREE!"