Let Freedom Ring
"So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed." John 8:36
When the continental Congress met at the Pennsylvania State House (Independence Hall) in Philadelphia, the Virginia delegate Richard Henry Lee introduced a motion calling for the colonies' independence. The Congress appointed a five-man committee to draft a formal statement justifying the break with Great Britain. There were 56 Congressional delegates that signed this declaration for our freedom, risking their lives for the greater good.
Our forefathers followed their convictions and love for country by doing this selfless act, knowing that they were putting their lives and the lives of their families in danger. But they did it anyway.
"For then must he often have suffered since the foundation of the world: but now once in the end of the world hath he appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself." (Hebrews 9:26)
Our heavenly Father came to earth as man and suffered through our hatred, ignorance, and ridicules, in the end calling for his death on a cross. God knew before the foundation of the earth that this would have to take place. He created and walked this earth. Through the Old and New testament we read all that He dealt with through the humans He so intricately designed out of love, but turned against Him time after time, even until today.
Jesus came with love in His heart for you and for me, desiring to give us freedom through His shed blood on that cross. From the moment He was born into this world He knew His fate but He did it anyway.
While the sacrifice of our forefathers was both noble and brave, for which I am immensely grateful, it does not compare to the sacrifice Jesus Christ made for us. For what our forefathers did was for the sake of the birth of a nation. What Jesus did was for the sake of all mankind throughout the world.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)
I love you & He loves you more!
Lord, Thank You for the sacrifices of our countrymen so long ago that were god fearing men. I am so grateful that we get to celebrate America's birthday still to this day. May we take time throughout this day to really think about what took place years ago so that we have our freedom today. And as always, thank You for Jesus' sacrifice that gives me an eternity with You. In Jesus' name. Amen.
HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!