Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Birthday USA! Let's Celebrate our Liberty in Christ!

Our flag proudly waves in front of our house.

Today is the Fourth of July.  Independent Day.  Happy Birthday USA!  I smell barbeques already cooking in the neighborhood.  Family and friends will gather to celebrate our wonderful nation.

I am grateful to God who by His grace made me a citizen of this great country.  My father and his brothers served our country in the military; my twin sons, Justin and Jonathan, serve our country in the Army; Cory, my daughter-in-law, serves in the Air National Guard.  Need I say more about how very proud and patriotic I am.

I know I am blessed to be an American.  But spiritually, it makes no difference where I hold my which zip code I live, on which piece of earth I've staked my claim. 

God is God of the whole world. 

Our liberty as believers is all about Jesus Christ and the victory He won on the cross at Calvary.

        Jesus said, "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed," John 8:36.

Paul preached the message of the good news of Jesus Christ.

"Now the Lord is that Spirit:  and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty," 2 Corinthians 3:17.

"Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage," Galatians 5:1.

If we cooperate with God, Jesus Christ can free us from any entanglement.  When Christ is our Master, there is no need to be in bondage.  I can live in the freedom that is mine because of Him. Life's burdens need not be heavy, because He has already carried them all to the cross.

So today, in addition to celebrating the liberty I have as an American, I want to celebrate the glorious liberty that is mine as a child of God.  With my focus on Jesus Christ my Savior, I am free to be all He created me to be.  Free to be who He intended me to be from the foundation of the world.  That's really something to celebrate!

My wonderful sons Jonathan and Justin
Jonathan and his beautiful wife Cory
I hope you will celebrate the liberty that is yours today because of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Today is the perfect day to honor as well those who serve our country in the military.  We owe them a huge debt of gratitude.  May you celebrate with your loved ones and enjoy a happy and safe 4th of July.  Don't forget to say a prayer for our military, their families, and our nation.

Thank you for visiting Write Moments with God.  I appreciate you so much.  


  1. Rose, this is great! Loved your pictures and verses! Happy 4th of July! (We grilled hamburgers here in Spain.) :o)

  2. Thank you Lou Ann. I appreciate you so much. Even cooking out in Spain. You all have everything to celebrate too! God bless you.