On the occasion of the death of Nelson Mandela.

“During my lifetime I have dedicated myself to this struggle of the African people. I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die.” – Nelson Mandela

His sacrifice bought our freedom. Nelson Mandela made many sacrifices to purchase the freedom from the bondage of Apartheid for the people our country.

But there is one infinitely greater than Madiba who was not only prepared to die for our freedom but who actually did offer up his life for our freedom – from sin and the brokeness that it brings from eternal death and hell. His name is Jesus Christ the son of God sent from heaven.
But when the fullness of time had come God sent forth his Son born of woman born under the law to redeem those who were under the law so that we might receive adoption as sons. And because you are sons God has sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts crying Abba! Father! So you are no longer a slave but a son and if a son then an heir through God.

Galatians 4:4-7