Friday, July 4, 2008

Independence Day

As I typed the words of this post's title, I could just hear Martina McBride's rich voice singing: "Let Freedom Ring!" I'm sure you know the song. It sends a shiver through me. I'm thankful to live in this country and thankful for what our founding father's went through to fight for our freedom. I may never truly realize the price those first explorers paid, the soldiers that fought for freedom, and even the ones who lost their land because they were pushed further and further West.

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In the Bible there are so many stories of war. Stories of individuals going through their lives, some intent on doing God's will while others walk along aimlessly. Has much changed over the years? Beyond technology and all the conveniences and daily issues we face?

This world, this nation, is ever-changing. We are in a year of elections, both locally and nationally. For Presidential candidates, it seems we have two individuals on opposite ends of the spectrum. One risked his life to defend our country and fight for the freedom of other countries, suffered as a prisoner of war. The other candidate seems to be constantly defending the truth and validity of his own patriotism. How can we consider electing someone if his dedication to this country is in question?

I don't know the answers, but I do know this. No matter who is elected to sit in the White House, who will reign supreme over this nation, there will always be One much higher Authority.

Our Heavenly Father reigns on High and He knows all.

He is in control, even when we lose control.

And in the end, no matter what good or bad shall come...

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you," declares the Lord, "and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile."
Jeremiah 29:11-14

1 comment:

  1. Great post, Christy and I hope everyone had a happy 4th.