Liberated #ValiantWednesday

“Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever.  So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.”

IMG_4380Yesterday I hurried through the back door of Valiant Cross Academy after running behind on time to tutor my student.

I scooted through the entry way and found my student’s paper work.

The Language and Social Studies teacher approached me saying,

“Vocabulary words are the best thing to focus on this afternoon” as she handed me a sheet with words and definitions. 

IMG_4355My scholar and I found a place at a table amidst many other tutors and scholars and started going over the words and definitions, practicing spelling, and finding ways to connect the definitions to examples in our own lives.

“Liberate. LIB-ER-ATE.” I said as my scholar was trying to figure out how to spell the word.

Instead of attempting to spell the word in that moment, this incredible almost-teenaged boy asks,

“Oh Mrs. Bell, isn’t that kind of like getting to be free? If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed, right?”

*Pause for the water the fogged my vision momentarily.*

I simply nodded my head as he continued,

“We have been liberated by Jesus!”

IMG_4354I just kept nodding in agreement and trying to gather my emotions so the two of us could keep working diligently on the assignment.

IMG_4370IMG_4371 These boys hang their coats on the wall of a place that tells them their identity, freedom, and ability. Every. Day.

And in the midst of my spastic, flustered, and rushed afternoon, 

I was re invited into a place of intimacy with the Lord that gave me permission to remember my freedom in HIM, all because of a child who knows what Jesus has set before him to do in every life that he comes into contact with.

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How is it that a 12 year old was able to redirect my mindset for the rest of the afternoon?

Whom the Son sets free, He is free indeed.

No matter where we come from, what we look like, who we are in contact with in a day,

We have been LIBERATED.

We have an assignment to be the light and freedom that others are so hungry for.

Take some time to invest in the Kingdom,

because when you invest in the Kingdom,

the Kingdom invests in you.

#ValiantWednesday

4 thoughts on “Liberated #ValiantWednesday

  1. What a beautiful experience to share. Reminds me of so many times my little first graders touched my heart in ways that only a child can.

  2. And those to whom help is offered, without realizing it, touch us in ways that strengthen us for the journey…..I love reading your blog!

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