Happy 4th! I am such a patriotic, All American girl, proud and always so grateful to live in this beautiful country. I’ve traveled the world and even with it’s flaws, there is no greater place. Yet, even greater than the freedoms of America is the freedom Christ sacrificed to give us. The freedom He offers can never be taken away or negotiated. It is unconditional and perfect in all of it’s ways because He alone is perfect.
This fact really gives you the right perspective when watching the negative news, seeing the division and so on. Knowing Christ and living in His freedom gives us hope where there would be none.
It is for freedom that Christ has set us free.” – Galations 5:1
Discovered some lesser-known and beautiful verses from “America, the Beautiful”…. seems fitting our times now.
O beautiful for pilgrim feet
Whose stern impassioned stress
A thoroughfare of freedom beat
Across the wilderness!
God mend thine every flaw,
Confirm thy soul in self-control,
Thy liberty in law!
O beautiful for glory-tale
Of liberating strife
When once and twice,
for man’s avail
Men lavished precious life!
God shed his grace on thee
Till selfish gain no longer stain
The banner of the free!
You see without Christ we will not live in a better, healed America. He is the source of Freedom. Gun laws won’t heal us. Diversity won’t heal us. Borders won’t protect us. It’s only by His grace that we are free. It’s our acknowledgment and dependency on God that protects and unifies us. He is the foundation of our great country and it’s what our founding fathers fought for. They fought with bravery acknowledging that only with Gods strength could they overcome tyranny.
Let’s pray: “Lord, forgive the land that I love, America for choosing to remove your rightful place. Make your place once again in our great land. Thank you for your grace on America. Amen.”