In the news last week, the state of Mississippi passed a bill to officially change the state flag. The flag of Mississippi has the Confederate flag on it. The Confederate flag was used by the South and is a symbol of racism and slavery from before the Civil War, but that symbol is still used by people today. So Mississippi finally voted to create a new state flag. It seems amazing that it’s taken this long.
You may have heard the word slave in terms of sin–the Bible refers to us as ‘slaves to sin’ before we found salvation in Christ. Even if the world isn’t completely free and equal yet, you can celebrate being free from sin.
20 In the past you were slaves to sin, and you did not even think about doing right. 21 You did evil things, and now you are ashamed of what you did. Did those things help you? No, they only brought death. 22 But now you are free from sin. You have become slaves of God, and the result is that you live only for God. This will bring you eternal life.
Romans 6:20-22 (ERV)
Dear Jesus, thank you for saving me from sin. Forgive me my sins today–anger, selfishness, disrespect, lying. Make me clean like snow. Thank you for your goodness. Amen.