Happy Independence Day! Today we celebrate our nation, the ideals it stands for, and the men and women who sacrificed greatly to create and sustain it. It is truly a blessing from God that, when He formed you in your mother’s womb, He chose to create you in the United States of all places in the world. One of the greatest freedoms assured to us in this nation is the free practice of worship. While true freedom of the soul is found in Jesus alone, we are truly blessed to live in a place where can can worship Jesus freely, openly, and without fear of persecution. Today, give thanks to Jesus for freeing your soul, God for placing you in a country that allows for freedom of worship, and the men and women who came before you to guarantee that freedom.
“So if the Son sets your free, you will be free indeed.” — John 8:36 NIV