I am Free


Many Newsboys songs in the past have spoke to me and today the song I Am Free hit me in a way that it never has before.

Since my cancer diagnosis, I’ve felt an overwhelming peace and in fact a new mission in life. This song epitomizes how I’m feeling and gives me great joy when listening to it. Let’s look at some of the lyrics.

Through you the blind will see
Through you the mute will sing
Through you the dead will rise
Through you all hearts will praise
Through you the darkness flees
Through you my heart screams
I am free, yes, I am free

The blind will see, the mute will sing, the dead will rise, darkness flees and my heart screams I am free. Jesus heals and drives away all sorrow and darkness. I am free of the worlds fears, of the fears of my own diagnosis. I am free in Christ and my hearts screams from the rooftop of what He has done for me even just over the last few weeks.

I am free to run (I am free to run)
I am free to dance (I am free to dance)
I am free to live for you (I am free to live for you)
I am free (I am free)
Yes, I am free (I am free)

I am free to run, dance and live for Jesus. Believe it or not, the diagnosis has given me a new freedom in life. While I’m tied to the hospital and to the treatments I’m getting, I free to live for Him in so many ways, in so many situations. The diagnosis has given me a freedom to share with all of you here. The diagnosis has given me a freedom to meet new people and witness to them in so many ways.

Through you the kingdom comes
Through you the battle’s won
Through you I’m not afraid
Through you the price is paid
Through you there’s victory
Because of you my soul sings
I am free, yes, I am free

Through this diagnosis, His kingdom has come so close to me. I know the battle is already won and I live without fear. Jesus paid the ultimate price already and is victorious. I am free to live for Him because I know he’s already won.

Who the Son sets free
Is free indeed

Jesus has set me free through this diagnosis. He is using this for His good. Without going through this, I don’t think I would be experiencing what God had in store for me in this time of my life. It is a journey and Jesus has set me free.

Right now I’m rejoicing, because I’m free indeed!

Published by jasonlautzenheiser

Christ follower, Husband and father to 4. Software developer by trade, football / baseball coach on the side. I also develop games in Unity and Monogame on the side as well as tools geared towards gamers.

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