Wednesday, July 4, 2012


     Today Americans celebrate Independence Day, or what we call the 4th of July.  Our freedom and independence are important to us and we hold them dear to us.  For 236 years we have enjoyed our freedoms, but they all came with a cost.  Military personnel for those 236 years have given their lives for us all so that are freedoms are intact.  We celebrate with family and friends around the BBQ and pool, and think of those who have served to their deaths for our liberties that we have.  Today is a special day for all Americans.  Remember us all today as we live in a world where freedoms are not always given to those who desperately want and need them.  Pray for those who cannot enjoy the freedoms that we Americans enjoy.

     There are other freedoms that we, all around the world can enjoy, and it comes with a great cost.  Another life.  Jesus gave His life for everyone, so that they may have eternal life, so that they may have the freedom to live without the bondage of sin.  The great cost also came to the Father, who chose to let His Son die on the cross, to the point He even turned His back on Him.  That is the ultimate sacrifice.  We enjoy love, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control, because of Jesus' death and resurrection.  We enjoy salvation in Him so that we don't have to pay the price for sin.  How many years have you celebrated that freedom?  Have you been able to celebrate that freedom yet?  If not, why not today?

     If you're an American, take time to celebrate our nation today.  If you're a human being, take time to celebrate the freedom in Jesus Christ, no matter where you are living.  "For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish but have eternal life."  John 3:16.  He gave us all the freedoms that we are always longing for in our lives.  Be blessed today and bless others with Jesus Christ and "let freedom ring" around the world.  God bless America, and the entire world! 

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