Monday, July 03, 2006

Independence Day

My cousin sent me this quote from Jay Leno:
With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, "Are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"

The e-mail said the above photo is of a giant flag in Arizona that hasn't been retouched. Notice the cross formed by the sunshine.

During church Sunday, the sermon was on dependence on God. Pastor Frank shared that we should allow God to have dominion over our lives. It is amazing to me how so many people talk about what Christians "can't" do instead of focusing on the freedom we find in Christ.
As you celebrate the United States independence, think about what freedoms God has given you. We are free to love others as He has loved. We constantly think about the things God urges us not to do, that we miss the big picture. We are free from eternal damnation, free to live eternally with our Father in a wonderful place beyond our imagination! May He bless your holiday! If you do not know Him, please ask how you can know the One who gives you true freedom!

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