Sorry. I couldn’t resist. I’m all about alliteration. 🙂 Seriously, though…
I’ve been thinking about the Independence Day celebration we Americans look forward to each year, and contemplating FREEDOM.
The word is one we are frequently fond of tossing into the air and, much like the firecrackers that will fill up the 4th of July sky this week, it’s an idea that ignites passion in people all over the world. Here are some of my random thoughts on the subject:
1. Blessing comes with freedom. When we acknowledge and honor the Source – the One from whom all blessings flow.
2. There’s good freedom and bad freedom. Some understand that freedom is a gift and they strive to serve others out of gratitude (good). Others see it as a tool to get what they want, and they use it to serve themselves (bad).
“Posterity–you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.” – John Quincy Adams (July 4, 1837)
3. Freedom is fragile. If it can be won, can it not also be lost?
Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin condemns any people. Proverbs 14:34
4. Freedom breeds hope. And this is rooted in our faith.
“Intelligence, patriotism, Christianity, and a firm reliance on Him, who has never yet forsaken this favored land, are still competent to adjust, in the best way, all our present difficulty.” – Abraham Lincoln
I hope you enjoy the following video containing quotes from our Founding Fathers!