Manna and Mercy

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7. Freedom is the Air Love Breathes

Summary: In referencing the Garden of Eden story, we know that snakes don’t talk but we can hear them “speak”. It is anything that causes us to doubt the loving abundance of God. The minute we rely on ourselves rather than God, we listen to the snake. Humanity struggles to trust that God provides when “snakes” talk to us. God gives us free choice. If you remove freedom from a relationship, it can’t breathe. It becomes false and manipulative. What makes love special is when someone freely chooses us rather than having been programmed to be with us. You can’t love without risk – because when we love, we feel vulnerable. But even when we “fall”, God comes looking for us.

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