Growing up in Minnesota, my 4th of Julys were spent at "The Cabin."
The days were filled with sun bathing, boating, water skiing, more sun bathing and lots of swimming. I certainly miss those sweet. sweet times.
This 4th was a bit different, still filled with fun.
I am so glad to be celebrating the freedoms of this nation. I am also grateful to be an American. I do not take that for granted. I am mindful though, of all those who do not have the freedoms that we celebrated this weekend. It gave me pause for thought...
I have freedom to travel, voice my opinion, choose what I want to be or who to marry, decide how many kids to have, worship God. All of these freedoms have come at a cost. People have paid for these freedoms with their lives. Thinking a bit more...
Jesus Christ has given us the ultimate freedom...freedom from sin and death...into life, by laying down His life! I am grateful for this ultimate freedom, the freedom that knows no borders, no nationality, no economic status. This freedom is available to all...not determined by circumstance or location.
Today we celebrated our nation's freedom, with those who are working to bring "Freedom" to those who sit in darkness around the world. What a great day.
Let freedom ring!