July 1, 2019 | View PDF
What comes to mind when you think of the 4th of July? Perhaps you think about a day off from work with picnics, fireworks, and American flags displayed in front yards along your neighborhood or city streets. What awesome signs of the patriotic spirit! When I see these, there is one word that comes to my mind…“Freedom!”.
“If the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” John 8:33
We live in the United States of America where we can voice our opinions freely and can vote for the people of our choice. These are very good reasons why we should never take our freedom for granted.
Have you thought about the American flag and all that it stands for? This emblem of the greatest nation on earth is placed on graves of our honored dead who fought for us to remain a free nation, and it flies high during times of peace, as well as war.
There is another real freedom we can have. We can display it every day of the year. It’s our freedom that we have “In Christ” to live a life to glorify Him, so that His banner of love, truth, and peace can be seen by all. Just like the flag that represents freedom, Jesus is a banner over us, protecting and shielding us. He is the “Glory and the Lifter of our heads” at all times. Let freedom ring out in your heart today and every day!
“But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.” Psalm 3:3
Many Blessings & Happy 4th of July!