Most people will look at this and think of the freedom we have in the United States of America. While it is true that we have freedom of worship, freedom to choose a job, freedom of speech, etc., this isn’t the best freedom.
The freedom that I am the most thankful for is found through knowing Jesus Christ. The Bible tells us that God created a perfect world and perfect people. However, those people disobeyed (sinned against) God and broke fellowship with Him. Read the book of Romans and you will find that any of us would have done the same thing. Because of sin, we had a debt that we could not pay. An eternal debt to God. Only Jesus could pay the debt. So He did. When I placed my trust in Jesus (because He pursued me), I gained the most amazing freedom (read Galatians 5).
I have freedom from the power of sin. Freedom from my pathetic whims and desires. Freedom to live in the best way possible – God’s way. This freedom takes a lifetime to discover and learn. I am thankful that God gave me this freedom and continues to teach me about it.