7.04.2012

Happy Independence Day!

If you're an American, as you celebrate this great land's birthday today...


 ... and think about how blessed you are to live in a country whose founders did everything they could to establish it on biblical principles and liberty...



 
...where you (at least so far) have the freedom to worship as you choose....


... speak your mind...


 ... and generally pursue your happiness...


... take a moment to remember the brave people who have served to protect those freedoms in the past....



... and are still serving to protect them today...


 
... and even in the midst of your celebrations...


...remember this...

If you are a Christian, as much as you may love and appreciate living in this country...
... (and we do) ...

...it's not our home.


"For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens."
- 2 Corinthians 5:1

...and that is precisely why, as we watch our country decline and move further and further away from the biblical principles upon which it was founded, we don't have to lose hope or be discouraged...

...because it's not our home. We just live here, for now... but not forever.

So happy Independence Day....

... and as you thank God for your freedoms here in the good ol' USofA,
thank Him infinitely more for your freedom in Christ...

But God be thanked, that ye were the servants of sin, but ye have obeyed from the heart that form of doctrine which was delivered you. Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness.
- Romans 6:17-18


 
Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.
- Galatians 5:1
...and avoid that yoke of bondage!

4 comments:

  1. I loved your photos, and all the good reminders. My favorite photo was Thomas Jefferson's pew box! Thanks so much for a great blog entry :)

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth! Glad you enjoyed the post... you had a great one today too!

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  2. Looks like you've been visiting Williamsburg. That's one of my favorite places ever! Good words from your blog today, as I often get discouraged about the direction our beloved country is taking. Also a good reminder that this world is not our home. God is in control of history and our personal destinies, so there's no room for despair or discouragement.

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    1. Debbie, yes, we did spend some time in Williamsburg earlier this year when my husband was stationed in Portsmouth for a couple of months for a PA school rotation. I love it too! And yes, it is easy to get discouraged about what's going on here right now... I'm preaching to myself here more than anybody! Thanks for stopping by... God bless!

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