"Celebration of Freedom"
July 1, 2018 | View PDF
The Fourth of July and fireworks go hand in hand in the USA. We impatiently wait for darkness to settle in, as we join the crowds at the city park or the riverfront. Soon, our waiting pays off as a small streak of light hisses upwards, and the sky is filled with an explosive ka-boom, colorful sparkles and lovely designs. Fireworks are for celebrations…our country’s birthday, for example, or a homerun at the ballpark.
Wouldn’t it be fun to celebrate Jesus with fireworks? After all, He was born and died on the cross to save us from our sins. I really can’t think of a better reason to celebrate. Can you?
In a firework show, the best is saved for last. The concluding climax fills the sky with deafening noise and blazing light. Similarly, we will save our best fireworks, our biggest celebrations for those events that stir heaven itself…a life transformed, a sinner who repents, a wandering soul found by our seeking God. “I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” (Luke 15:7)
So, on this day and every day, let’s praise and celebrate Him because in Christ we are free indeed!