forefathers and it continues to be supported and defended by those who fully believe in it's value.
1) Thank the Lord for your freedom in Christ - there is no greater independence....we are free from sin and the pull this world has due to the price Jesus paid! Our final freedom will be at home in paradise with Him for eternity!
2) Think of and pray for those who continue to defend our freedom and independence. In the next 10 days - the temperature will be over 105 degrees in Afghanistan. Our troops will be physically pushed to their limit in this heat, they will wear over 60lbs of protective gear, they will sleep in unimaginable places, they may not see a "shower" in days/weeks, they will not eat our "BBQ" or enjoy family and friends for months on end. There will be some who will give the ultimate sacrifce this week while we enjoy our time together.
"Greater love has no one than this; than he lay down his life for his friends" John 15:13
I will follow our traditions in celebration today....as I hope you do too. I just ask that you stop for a moment and give God the praise he deserves for our freedom. And think of those who are serving, those families who are in wait for their return, and for the families who will honor those who gave that sacrifce! We are the greatest nation there is thanks to those who gave and continue to give sacrifically! Today we are grateful and we honor them!