Ten years ago I wrote about how I took some time to read the Declaration of Independence. And I recommended all Americans do that from time to time. Because free people, throughout history, almost always forget how those freedoms came about. And it’s the same (even more important) for this Independence Day 2021.
The men who signed the Declaration of Independence knew they had much to lose. Yet they also knew that government should recognize “that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
But here’s the sad truth for Independence Day 2021.
Many (maybe even most) Americans want to delete the “endowed by their Creator” part. And they don’t realize how, without that part, they have NO rights. Zero.
Because any rights “endowed” by government can be revoked just as easily. Arbitrarily. Capriciously. And with extreme prejudice, as they say in the military.
You have a right to life. And liberty. And those rights were given to you and me by our Creator for another L word reason. Love. God loves us so much that He has done everything possible to give us eternal life, liberty, and love. Because He’s eternal. And He wants us to be with Him forever.
But He gives us the freedom to choose not to love Him. Sadly, most of the people who ever lived choose not to love Him. Even though, without Him, they’d never stand a chance at life, liberty, and love.
So, if you’re like me, and you love freedom, and if you understand how much it cost so many, take a stand.
Put on the full armor of God.
Then, think about…
Those sparklers in your hand”
Those colors in the sky”
That barbecue and pop”
That tasty fish you fry”
The day off you enjoy”
With friends and family”
All reasons to recall”
Who died to set us free.
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