Posted by Jason McIntire | Aug 19, 2013
While waiting in line at the post office, I noticed a display of stamp designs. The "value" of each stamp had been crossed out to cancel it for display purposes. This resulted in one particular stamp with such an ironic message that I just had to take a picture.
As you can see, the word "Freedom" remains, but "Forever" has been crossed out. Thinking about this later, I realized that there's a more important point here than the obvious one. Our liberty in this world is indeed temporary, but not for political reasons. It is temporary because the world itself is temporary.
I love living in America. I love the freedom to follow and proclaim God's Word, and I consider the use of that freedom a solemn responsibility before the Lord. But one day, everything in this world - including our beloved Constitution - will be burned up and never seen again (Rev. 21:1). What liberty we enjoyed here will only be a memory. All the "kingdoms of the world" will finally become the Kingdom of our Lord (Rev. 11:15).
If there were postage stamps in that Kingdom, perhaps one would say "Freedom Forever." But if it did, the forever could never be crossed out or canceled - and the picture would not be an American flag. I think we all know what it would be.
"Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end..." - Isa. 9:7.
"If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed." - John 8:36.