What if, just for one day, we decided to act from a place of settled acceptance? For one day, what if we dared not bring to mind the rejection of the past, the insecurity of our present, the anxiety over our future? I have been wondering lately what that day would look like; to live as if I were free and whole and satisfied. I think I would be able to hear more clearly, to love more fully, to give more abundantly, to laugh with a snort. I also think I would long for that day to roll into the next day. And the next. Today, I’m unwrapping the sweet gift of choice. Because I have a Redeemer, it is possible to have that day.

“Christ has set us free to live a free life. So take your stand! Never again let anyone put a harness of slavery on you.” Galatians 5:1, The Message