The blessing of personal freedom is a key component of life for us.
I’m thankful for the everyday freedoms to make decisions, worship, travel, and choose many personal preferences. I’m also grateful those who stood strong in the battles fought during the Revolutionary War.
Several years ago we visited Williamsburg and Yorktown, Virginia. I gained a new appreciation for the valiant bravery of the founders of America. In colonial Williamsburg we stepped back in time, engaging in reenactments. For instance, the conversations between Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson were interesting. The sounds of the fife and drum corps stirred patriotism in onlookers.
While in Yorktown we strolled the solemn battlefield and toured the final scene negotiation and surrender in the Revolutionary War. The Victory Monument is a tribute to courage and determination. The inscription around the concrete reads, “One Country-One Constitution-One Destiny.”
Freedom came through difficulty, problems, and controversy. Monuments and museums document the role of faith.
I gained of deeper understanding of the cost of my freedom.
Faith in God is foundational to the freedom and founding of America.
When celebrating on July 4th, remember to reflect on the beginnings of our country.
More importantly, realize that a greater freedom comes through faith in Jesus Christ. He gave his life to free us from the grip of sin and death.
Jesus fought the battle over sin and death securing our freedom for eternity.
Through the grace of God we are loved and accepted. By grace we receive forgiveness. The power of the Holy Spirit strengthens us for our daily struggles. In Christ, we can stand firm and live our faith in the daily battles.
As you reflect on liberty during the Independence Day holiday with cook outs and fireworks, may your heart will also sing the music of freedom in Christ.