From: Laurie Jenkinson
After celebrating America's 230th birthday; Let us remember why we celebrate on the 4th of July ..declaring our Independence "land of the free and the home of the brave."¯ Let us lift in prayer, our troops and their families along with those who have died in defense of our beliefs as a nation. As our Creator asks us in James 1:27, "Visit and help and care for the orphans and widows in their affliction and need."¯ Let us remember the foundation our forefathers laid down before us ."One nation under God"¯. Let us be thankful for those freedoms and rights as it states in the Declaration of Independence; .that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights"¯.Let us acknowledge .. true freedom as we can only find in and through our Creator ; as we ponder the last verse of the Star Spangled Banner written by Francis Scott Key, Sept. 1814. "Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand between their loved homes and the war's desolation! Blest with victory and peace, may the heaven-rescued land Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation. Then conquer we must, for our cause it is just, And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."¯ And the star-spangled banner forever shall wave O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave! Let us not forget our freedoms and why we can still celebrate life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. So much of our freedom today seems bound up in a world driven by material possessions, yet those who died for the liberty we enjoy often did so to obtain or preserve freedoms of conscience"”speech, religion, assembly, among others. And much of the blessing we enjoy today began with the promise God made to Abraham. Ponder Genesis 26:4-5
Now let freedom Ring!!!
Ponder Galatians 5:13-26 and2 Corinthians 3: 12-18