“Praise the Lord, all nations everywhere.
Praise Him, all the peoples of the earth. For He loves us very dearly.”
To Be Free . . .
From the islands of Hawaii to the peninsula of Florida, we gather this weekend to celebrate freedom — to remember the independence this nation sought through the declaration of the inalienable right to be free.
But the irony of freedom is that it’s never free.
Freedom was declared with words but bought with blood. So we honor those who have made the greatest sacrifice, those who have given their lives so that we could be free.
The Fourth of July is more than picnics and parades. It’s more than strawberry shortcake and blueberry pie. It’s a day to remember the many sacrifices that made our freedom possible. It’s a day to say “Thank you.”
To the soldiers and the families of soldiers, we thank you. We know these words alone are not enough to express our sincerest thanks, but we want you to know we see you, and we are so deeply grateful for you.
And if there’s any way we could pray for you, we would consider it an honor.
Many of us might not know, firsthand, the cost of freedom. But we serve a Father who knows what it means to lose a Son so that others can be free.
Our souls can know freedom because of the blood of Jesus.
Our futures can have hope because of the blood of Jesus.
Our lives can speak love because of the blood of Jesus.
So we’ll never stop praising the One who loves us so dearly that He gave His own life.
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