Colorful fireworks exploding over the lake last night were a reminder of a line in The Star Spangled Banner: “Bombs bursting in air.” Two hundred and thirty-seven years ago bombs lit up the skies of our Eastern shores. The result was our freedom; freedom to make our own choices.
That escape from British rule is celebrated in numerous ways throughout our great nation, but it is the fireworks that most closely resemble the fight for freedom. In this era the display of lights is enjoyed with delight, unlike the fear brought by the long ago battles. That ability to celebrate without fear is the reason we commemorate the 4th of July.
Living without fear is also one of the promises God has given us. No matter what comes our way, He will be with us to the end. Knowing that allows us to live with peace and gives us the freedom to share His love in joy and happiness.
As we remember those who sacrificed to give us freedom, let us also thank God for the sacrifice of His son for our eternal freedom.
Nancey, thank you for the awesome reminder that the Liberator has come to set us free. I always appreciate being reminded of my identity in Christ. Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom!
I went to a pro-life rally at the Texas State Capital yesterday. Several thousand people there encouraging a special session of congress to pass an anti-abortion bill for pregnant mothers after 20 weeks (5 months). I met a lady who was praying a special rosary for the unborn, mothers, legislators, and abortion’s rights and pro-life people, all in the name of Jesus. A father with three kids was there holding a sign saying, “Hail King Jesus, author of life”. It was good seeing people looking to our Savior for a solution. The freedom in our country allowed this demonstration to be peaceful. Let Freedom Ring.