HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY! On July 4, 1776 the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies free of the rule of Great Britain. With the signing of the Declaration of Independence legal separation from Great Britain was finalized. The signing followed action by Congress on July 2 approving a resolution of independence. This historic event of course was cast in the Revolutionary War with Great Britain that lasted from 1775-1783. This day is a Federal holiday in the United States and is celebrated like no other day of the year. Independence Day is full of patriotic events, fireworks, picnics, beach & pool time, sports, entertainment events, shows and just about any other kind of event you can think of. It is a great family, community and national holiday. While we celebrate we should not forget the cost to those who led this movement to independence and freedom and we should not forget the cost to those who over the years have sacrificed much so that we are still living in the land of the free today.
God has blessed America abundantly and America has become a symbol of freedom and prosperity for the entire world. God has blessed America with abundant natural resources from our trees to our soil and our minerals. God has blessed America with a wonderful climate, rainfall, flowing rivers, lakes, and beautiful seashores. God has blessed America with mountains from sea to shining sea. God has blessed America with a diversity of people and a religious heritage that promotes peace, love, laws and justice. God has blessed America with the resources to provide for her people and also in many ways feed the world. God has blessed Americans with the freedom of worship and speech; something that is missing in most of the world. Christians need to continue to pray and ask God to bless America so we can share His gospel message of salvation through Jesus Christ to the residents of America and to the remainder of the world. “Give thanks to the Lord for he is good, his love endures forever,” (Psalm 118: 29 NIV). We pray God will bless America today and every day! America is a special country that has received special blessings from God. Let us thank God for His blessings as we rejoice today because of His blessings. HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!