"Independence Day in Christ"
Happy Birthday, America! The Fourth of July is the birthday of this great nation. Think about it! How beautiful is it to remember the price that was paid for our independence before we celebrate it. Just like our Lord was willingly laid down His life for our freedom.
“For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; And that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the scriptures . . .” I Corinthians 15:1-4
The only reason we have the freedoms we do in this country is because of the grace of God. The ultimate gift of freedom came on the cross, when Jesus Christ died for our sins.
Psalms 33:12 tells us, “Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD; and the people whom he has chosen for his own inheritance.”
So this Fourth of July, as you celebrate, light a firecracker for Jesus. As it soars toward the heavens, pause and say, “Thank you, LORD!” Have your picnics, eat your ice cream and watermelon, and wave flags… and thank God for His gift of the great freedom we enjoy in America every single day. Give God the glory, honor, and respect He deserves as you commemorate this holiday… and make every day your Independence Day in Christ!