Friday, July 3, 2009

Happy 4th a day early

I'm so blessed to live in America! I know we have our problems, but I do love this country. I love that we were founded on Christian values--that we are a blend of so many cultures and heritages--that we are free.

So often people are afraid to take a stand for freedom. They are afraid of the price--afraid of the consequences. Sometimes we stand back and say nothing, even when we know the problems that will ensue if the situation goes unaltered.

Benjamin Franklin said, “Those who desire to give up freedom in order to gain security will not have, nor do they deserve, either one.”

Being free requires us to take a stand in both our country's heritage and our spiritual walk. Freedom, as they say isn't free at all. Jesus paid the price for us spiritually, and many men and women have gone before us to lay down their lives physically so that we can celebrate our liberty.

Cherish your freedom! Take a stand for what is right!

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