I recently saw this video on YouTube. It shows how many Americans today celebrate the Fourth of July but have no idea what they are celebrating.
Our founding fathers put so much work into this country. We not only need to honor them and the men and women who bravely fought for the cause of freedom, we also need to praise our God who made this country possible. We should remember that July 4, 1776 was the beginning – and not the end – of the contest for American independence. By no means did the men who signed the Declaration of Independence know how this fight would end. They took a risk. And today we celebrate their bravery and faith.
Tonight when I light off fireworks I will say a prayer of thankfulness to the God who loved us so much he gave us a free country.