It was 237 years ago when men risked everything and declared independence from England. In that short span, we became the greatest, most powerful country on the face of the earth. This country has been the envy of many for the nearly two and half centuries that have passed since that day. And today, we celebrate the birth of the USA, the land of the free and the home of the brave.
"It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." ~ Galatians 5:1
I've tread upon at least 13 different countries in the world, some of the most "civilized," and some of the least "civilized." Nowhere have I visited that interrupted my desire to return and live in these United States. I believe God himself blessed our nation because it was founded on Christian principles and those principles were followed by the majority for so long.
To all those who serve now or ever served in our armed forces, I am grateful. You are the "brave" mentioned earlier that made and keep this country free. Without you, there would be no independence and therefore, no Independence Day. To all of you I say, "Thank you!" Thank you for standing tall and defending this land that I love. May God bless and keep you as you celebrate this day.
I know not what the future holds for this great nation, but I hope and pray that we always define ourselves as "One nation, under God."
Happy 4th of July everyone! Enjoy the day, but please remember that God and the American servicemen make this day possible.
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