Rockets Red Glare
Few things in this world are more exciting and fun to watch than a good fireworks show. Every 4th of July thousands of cities across this country put on displays for their citizens meant to celebrate our independence, inspire our patriotism, and entertain us. While a lone burst is a beautiful sight, nothing lights up the night sky like a combination of shells exploding simultaneously.
For the Christian, everyday is Independence Day. We can celebrate our independence from the bondage of sin in our lives. Repentance and accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior frees us from sin and gives us access to the Abundant Life. Without Christ there is no life. With Christ there is life and life more abundantly.
Thank you Lord for filling my life with more blessings than I can name. Thank you for a family that loves me. Thank you for the privilege of living in this country and for blessing this nation more than we can possibly identify and certainly more than we deserve. Please, restore unto us the joy of our salvation and give us the boldness to share our faith with those that you bring into our lives.
Give us the courage to be salt and light in this world and never hide the light of eternal life under a basket. May we NEVER be ashamed of the Gospel and may we always be ready with an answer for the hope that lives within us. Have a blessed week-end.