Sunday, July 4, 2010

Independence Day

What is the true meaning of Independence Day?  
Questions like this one are best answered by the smartest man I know...
I call him dad,
My kids call him Papa,
and this is what he had to say...

"The fourth of July is a time when all of us should reflect on what this great nation was intended to be. The author of the Declaration of Independence, Thomas Jefferson, said it best when he wrote "We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal and that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness." It's important to remember that all our rights come from God. In Romans 13:1 God said, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God." Our nation was created according to biblical principles. I believe that is one reason why our nation has been blessed for these past 234 years. The fourth of July is also a time to remember all of those who have given the last full measure of devotion to keep others free and to protect our liberty. Let us never forget those who have fought in foreign wars - from the American Revolution, to the beaches at Normandy, through the sands of Iwo Jima, the jungles of Vietnam, and, most recently, in the desserts of the Middle East. We are truly blessed by all those who have sacrificed so much so that we might have so much."

"Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it:
except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain." 

Psalm 127:1 

"Let those of us in America never forget the Lord."

Happy 4th of July!

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