You, my brothers, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the sinful nature; rather, serve one another in love. Galatians 5:13
When you think about July 4th what comes to mind? Perhaps you think about a day off from work with picnics, fireworks, and those red, white, and blue flags displayed in front yards along your neighborhood streets. This is all good, but the one word that comes to my mind is freedom.
It is a fact that we live in the United States of America where we can voice our opinions freely, and can vote for the people of our choice. These are very good reasons why we should never take our freedom for granted.
My son is in the Marines serving in Washington, D.C. I know many veterans who fought for our freedom! Praiseworthy men and women! Because of their contributions in keeping us all free, I proudly display the flag. It has been carried through centuries in battle. It is placed on the graves of our honored dead who fought for the right for us to remain a free nation, and it flies high during peace time, as well as war. “Old Glory” is its name.
There is another real freedom we can have. We can display it every day of the year, and that is our freedom “In Christ” to live a life to glorify Him, so that His banner of love, truth, and peace can be seen by all.
Heavenly Father, thank You for the freedom I have in You and for those who have and are serving our country to protect our freedom. In Jesus’ Name, Amen