There’s a story told from Civil War days before American slaves were freed about a northerner who went to a slave auction and purchased a young slave girl. As they walked away from the auction, the man turned to the girl and told her, “You’re free.”
With amazement she responded, “You mean, I’m free to do whatever I want?”
“Yes,” he said.
“And to say whatever I want to say?”
“And to be whatever I want to be?”
“And go wherever I want to go?”
“Yes,” he answered with a smile. “You’re free to go anywhere you’d like.”
She looked at him intently and replied, “Then I’ll go with you.”
Jesus paid the debt of sin by dying on the cross for sinners to set sinners free. But once free, our freedom isn’t freedom until we discover how to be who we are as a freed people. The only way to discover that freedom is by following the One who created us and saved us.
Go with him.
Go, follow Jesus.