Savoring Summer #16: Budding Rose

IMG_1589 edit“But now we have been released from the law, since we have died to what held us, so that we may serve in the newness of the Spirit and not in the old letter of the law.” (Romans 7:6)

Christ has freed us to serve God out of love rather than duty.  How beautiful is this?!

P.S. See this original post for info about this photo challenge and more about this reading plan I’m using this summer for the book of Romans (and I’d love to have you join in!)!

Bonus for you: I recently rediscovered a couple posts in my draft folder that never got published but were nearly complete.  Because they were somewhat time-specific, I’ve decided to put on the finishing touches on a couple of them and post them backdated to the time when I initially wrote and photographed them.  I’m not sure if those of you on my email list will still get a notification if I backdate a post, so I thought I’d include the link here, just in case!  I’ll be posting them as I get them done over the next few weeks, but here’s the first one!

2 thoughts on “Savoring Summer #16: Budding Rose

  1. There is a movie done by the muppets created entitled “The Labyrinth”. Sixteen-year-old Sarah is given thirteen hours to solve a labyrinth and rescue her baby brother Toby when her wish for him to be taken away is granted by the Goblin King Jareth. There is a scene towards the end of the movie where young Sarah comes to the realization that she had the “power” within her all along to slay the king and rescue her baby brother. She looks at the evil king and says, “You have NO power over me.”
    That is the same understanding we need to conclude when it comes to our sin. If we are in Christ, sin has NO POWER over me!!!

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