Happy Independence Day

A July 4th greeting to all in the "Land of the Free" and "Home of the Brave."

Happy 4th of July to you all! My prayer for those in the “Land of the Free" and the "Home of the Brave” continues to be the hymn by Isaac Watts (I have added a fourth verse for our times):

Our God, our Help in ages past

Our Hope for years to come

Our Shelter from the stormy blast

And our eternal Home!


Under the shadow of Thy throne

Thy saints have dwelt secure;

Sufficient is Thine arm alone,

And our defense is sure.


Before the hills in order stood

Or earth received her frame,

From everlasting Thou art God,

To endless years the same.


We need thee now as ne’er before,

We mourn the wisdom gone;

Transform our land forevermore—

Redemption through your Son.


I thank God that He has given us the opportunity to live in a land such as this. May we remember today that true freedom is not the liberty to do whatever we want; it is the strength to do what we should. That is also true bravery. May God grant us that strength.

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