What the Messiah has freed us for is freedom! Therefore, stand firm, and don’t let yourselves be tied up again to a yoke of slavery. ~ Galatians 5:1, CJB
We know through painful experience that freedom is never voluntarily given by the oppressor; it must be demanded by the oppressed. Frankly, I have yet to engage in a direct action campaign that was ‘well timed’ in the view of those who have not suffered unduly from the disease of segregation. For years now I have heard the word ‘Wait!’ It rings in the ear of every Negro with piercing familiarity. This ‘Wait’ has almost always meant ‘Never.’ We must come to see, with one of our distinguished jurists, that ‘justice too long delayed is justice denied.’ ~ Martin Luther King Jr., from “Letter from a Birmingham Jail,” 16 April 1963
As the citizens of this nation celebrate this entire week of Independence Day, this blogger prays that as each day gets jam-packed with festive activities, like barbecues, pool parties, and fireworks, the historical significance of the 4th of July isn’t forgotten! This blogger hopes that during this year’s celebration of America’s 237th birthday, Americans will reminisce about that first 4th of July. On July 4, 1776, the Second Continental Congress met in the Pennsylvania State House (now Independence Hall) in Philadelphia to sever the colonies’ ties to the British Crown, by approving The Declaration of Independence!
MAY OUR GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AMERICA WITH:
HIS GRACE, for everyone who is without
HIS FAITH, for everyone who seeks Him
HIS WISDOM, for everyone who leads others
HIS PEACE, for everyone who is worried
HIS FREEDOM, for everyone who is enslaved
HIS STRENGTH, for everyone who is drained
HIS COURAGE, for everyone who is frightened
HIS PROTECTION, for everyone who serves our country
HIS HOPE, for everyone who lacks confidence
Let Americans never forget:
How blessed is the nation whose God is Adonai…. ~ Psalm 33:12a, CJB
HAVE A VERY HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!