Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!

Today is a big day in American culture. It isn’t necessarily about the fireworks or family time at the lake. It isn’t about the day off or the hotdog eating contest in Coney Island, New York. It is a day to remember that the United States of America found freedom from the tyranny of a king in England. 

There have been many dark days for America since that first July 4th. There have been many wars and many civil unrests. The economy has been good and it has crashed. No matter what this country has been through since that first Independence Day, freedom has always been the foundation for moving forward.

Our spiritual walk is the same. The greatest moment of your life is that moment that you found freedom from the tyranny that we know as sin and death. Up until giving your life to God through the work of Jesus Christ, you were under the control and bondage of sin and the consequence was death. That all changed when Jesus Christ came in and gave you a brand new life.

Since your own spiritual Independence Day, has life been perfect? Of course it has not. You have been through down seasons, wars, and days of unrest. You have had to fight and you may have even lost a few battles. No matter what has happened though, your spiritual Independence Day has been the foundation for moving forward.

Freedom does not mean that life is easy. Freedom does not mean that everything will be given to you on a silver platter. Freedom means you have a certain hope for eternity and that shapes how you live and how you walk in this temporary world. Celebrate your Independence Day!

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