Thursday, July 5, 2007

Independence Day

How did you celebrate the birth of our country? I and my family grilled out, made home-made ice cream, watched the fireworks, and enjoyed a day of rest and relaxation. We also read the Declaration of Independence together.

The struggle for freedom was not an easy one. There were skirmishes to fight and battles to be won. Many died for me, for you, and many lost their life. The unknown soldier died for you; he paid freedom's price.

Our freedom won, but we fought long. We still are fighting today: for truth, for justice, and for the American way. One nation under God were we, but now we have become a far cry from who we were. A nation still we are 'tis true, just a schizophrenic one. Lip service pay we to our God, but inside we curse His name. We mock and jeer and tell our kids "do not pray in Jesus name."

Not all battles are fought, however, where the eye can see. There is a war still waging - God will have the victory. A new generation's rising. Tell me, can you hear the sound: of prayers and triumph cries and demons falling to the ground? America is captive; she's in the devil's sway. She will go free. She must go free - a new Independence Day.

Tell me, do you believe America can truly return to the one who raised her up? Do you believe there is still hope? or do you cower and run in fear saying America is too far gone? If you believe America is still worth fighting for, if you still believe and hope then get down on your knees and pray. God works mightily through the prayers of his saints. Revival can come, but it must start with you; it must start with me.

America, Why I Love Her

And I salute all of our men and women who are serving and have served our country. We couldn't have done it without you. Thank you, from the depths of my heart, thank you.

(If you are concerned about the direction America is headed, read this book. It's not perfect, but it's a good starting place.)

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