"Then God said, 'Let the waters beneath the sky flow together into one place, so dry ground may appear.'  And that is what happened" (NLT).

Genesis 1:9

There is a freedom on water that is never available on streets.  Just the word "street" indicates a specific place to drive, but generally, we can "drive" just about anywhere on water.  On can we?  What about other boats?  What about rocks sticking out of the water?  What about obstacles just below the surface?  All good questions, but we are still freer on water than we are on streets.  Is my Christian life more like driving on water or more like driving on streets?  The Old Testament with all its rules and regulations is certainly more like streets.  But Jesus came to set us free from the law by fulfilling it.  Does that mean I don't have to follow any rules to lead a Christian life?  Obviously, that is not true.  The difference is that now we follow rules because we love our Savior and want to please Him instead of following the rules to "get into heaven."  In Matthew 22:37-40:  "Jesus said, 'Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.'  This is the most important, the first on any list.  But there is a second to set along side it:  'Love others as well as you love yourself.'  These two commandments are pegs; everything in God's Law and the Prophets hangs from them.'" (Message)  So, we are free, but we need to do our best to obey these two commandments, not only to please our God, but also because it's the right thing to do.

How Free Are We?