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The war in Ukraine in many ways is the story of a people who have lived under the thumb of Russia for a long time who now want freedom. We can pray that they achieve the freedom they desire and support their efforts. However, as Christians, we must also remember that we are all under the thumb of sin, and that no amount of political freedom ever frees us from the penalty of our rebellion against God. Only the death and resurrection of Christ, believed in and trusted through faith, truly frees us from sin, and this kind of freedom can mean living free even when there is no political freedom. Please pray that God uses the quest for freedom by the Ukrainians to lead them to true freedom. Also, pray that we in the US who have political freedom live lives that demonstrate the true freedom we have in Christ.