The Freedom of Servitude

Posted: July 3, 2010 in Handwritten Chronicles
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I just watched an amazing movie — “The Book of Eli.”  There is no reason to write a summary of it here, but suffice it to say that the story was openly Christian and searingly challenging.  It drove me to immediately retrieve my Bible, which by chance — truly, by no chance at all — opened to Colossians 1.  I read through the entire book a couple of times, and I read chapter one a few more times than that, with emotion catching my throat and heat stinging my eyes.  On this eve of American Independence Day, I am acutely reminded of that which is true freedom, indeed.

For He delivered us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.  And He is the image of the invisible God, the first-born of all creation.  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities — all things have been created by Him and for Him.  And He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.  He is also the head of the body, the church; and He is the beginning, the first-born from the dead; so that He Himself might come to have first place in everything.  For it was the Father’s good pleasure for all the fullness to dwell in Him, and through Him to reconcile all things to Himself, having made peace through the blood of His cross; through Him, I say, whether things on earth or things in heaven.  And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach — if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven. (Colossians 1:13-23a)

My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, make me Your truest servant; make me free, indeed.


  1. Rosslyn says:

    I thought The Book of Eli was amazing, too. I’m sorry there hasn’t been more discussion of it in Christian circles.

    Lainie, you need to get around. Just ‘cuz you’re writing under a pseudonym doesn’t mean you can’t dialogue with people on their blogs under that same pseudonym.

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