Friday, July 2, 2010

Happy Birthday, America



…celebrate it.

…cherish it.

…fight for it.

…die for it.

…live it.

…take it for granted.

One thing freedom is not – an excuse.

You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love.” Gal. 5:13

Live as free men, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as servants of God.” 1 Peter 2:16

No matter how we define freedom, we have a responsibility – to those who sacrificed their own on our behalf as Americans and to God Who provides ultimate and eternal freedom.

Freedom should be exercised more in regard to how we treat others rather than what we can claim for ourselves. In so doing, we can reflect Jesus Christ since that is how He exercised His freedom – in and for our regard because He loves us.

So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:36

During the firework show and indulgence in apple pie and singing the National Anthem, I hope your heart fills with gratitude and spills over into the lives of all you encounter.

Have a super holiday weekend! Happy 234th Birthday, America, and God continue to bless the USA.

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KM Wilsher said...

Happy holiday, Lori :)
Miss you.