Independence Day for America. Let’s not forget…freedom isn’t free.
As those long before us fought for freedom and for independence to become the United States of America, let’s not forget those still fighting to protect our borders and keep our nation secure. Let’s not forget the families of deployed soldiers at home and do what we can to love them well.
Let’s not forget to be thankful for our leadership regardless of what political party we affiliate with because these men and women shoulder the responsibility of decision making for us all. Let’s not forget to pray for wisdom for our leaders.
Let’s not forget to be thankful for the access we have to education, medical care, and various resources that others do not have. Let’s not forget to be thankful for those who care for the needs of others daily, sacrificing their time, talents and energy for us all.
Let’s not forget our families, the generations that have gone before us as well as those we are striving alongside. Let’s not forget to live our lives in such a way that we leave a legacy of hope for those who come after us.
Ultimately, let’s not forget Jesus Christ who came, ministering to us all a message of grace and redemption. Let’s not forget that Jesus’s sacrifice sets us free from anything this world attempts to enslave us with. He is in all things and by Him all things hold together. One day, Jesus will return and redeem His creation.
Today, we thank You for our independence as Americans but ultimately, we thank You for setting us free from sin and from the brokenness of this world we live in. Let’s not forget to share You with others as we love them well in Your Name. Amen.