Today is July 4th, 2013. We celebrate our national independence day with parades, cookouts and fireworks. We dress up festively in red, white and blue.
And somehow, it seems like every year so many people miss the whole point of this celebration.
We celebrate our freedoms, yet we ignore the ones who made us free.
This year, my Mom came up with the great idea to help remind all the people in our neighborhood about our Founders and the One that they believed in. We made signs with quotes from the Founding Fathers about their belief in God and in the Bible. Then we marched in our local parade. It was an awesome experience. Some people loved it, some clearly disliked us.....and then there were the ones who thought we were Jehovah's Witnesses. ;)
"Here is my creed. I believe in one God, the Creator of the Universe. That He governs it by His providence. That He ought to be worshipped."
"It is impossible to rightly govern a nation without God and the Bible"
"The Bible is the best book in the world."
"We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
The Declaration of Independence
My fabulous Dad and Mom!!!!!
"The Bible...is a book worth more than all other books that were ever printed."
Lil man Andrew
"God who gave us life, gave us liberty."
"I entreat you in the most earnest manner to believe in Jesus Christ, for there is salvation is no other."
"I rely upon the merits of Jesus Christ for a pardon of all my sins."
As I was reading my devotions this morning, this verse stuck out to me.
"For this people's heart is waxed gross, and their ears are dull of hearing, and their eyes they have closed; lest at any time they should see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and should understand with their heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them."
Our Nation needs God's healing. We have sadly drifted far from the foundations our Nation was planted on. It is my prayer, and I hope yours too, that God would soften the hearts and open the eyes and ears of our Nation.
Happy 4th of July y'all!!!!!