On the back of our church bulletin this morning was a poem, I would like to share it with you.
Jesus on the 4th of July
We gather 'round to celebrate on Independence Day
Pay homage to our country as the children run and play.
With barbecues and picnics and fireworks in the air
The flag we own is proudly flown to show how much we care.
The stars and stripes spell freedom she waves upon the breeze
While bursts of colors can be seen above the towering trees.
This is all quite wonderful we revel in delight
But God above in divine love has brought this day to light.
With just a stroke of liberty a touch of His great hand
He gave democracy to us and helped this country stand.
The stripes upon our stately flag were touched by His sweet grace
Each star of white that shines so bright reflects His loving face.
So as you turn to face the flag for battles that were fought
Filled with pride for those who died and freedoms that were bought.
But don't forget to thank the One who gives the bright display
The reason why we paint the sky on Independence Day
By: Marilyn Ferguson
I hope all take the time today to appreciate the freedoms we have in this country and especially the men and women and their families who have sacrificed so much for those freedoms. Most importantly, thank God for giving us this land and all the freedoms we've been privileged to have. I have frequently heard the statement;
Please remember only two defining
forces have ever offered to die for you...JESUS CHRIST and the AMERICAN
SOLIDER. One died for your soul, the other for your freedom.
I can say it no better.
Wishing you and yours and very Happy 4th of July. Never take for granted this beautiful country we live in!