We have been created to know freedom in life, and to live in pure relationship with God, one another, and creation. But we don’t always live in that way. We choose to fracture these relationships, and Scripture uses language of bondage when describing it. As God’s people, repentance is part of our story. We repent when we choose against God’s ways, and in this repentance we are restored to new life. Once again, we know our created freedom.