It is Independence Day here in the USA. I would like to wish my followers and readers in the USA a Happy 4th of July.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness
This famous line from The Declaration of Independence recognized that rights come from God but our freedom in the USA has not come free of cost. It has been paid for by the sacrifice of hundreds of thousands of men and women who gave their lives defending our freedom.
Our freedom from sin and judgement also came from the sacrifice of one person for all. Romans 5:8 says:
But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Jesus gave his earthly life for us so that we can be forgiven and have relationship with God.
On Independence Day, I am thankful for freedom and remember the sacrifice of many for our freedom. I am also thankful for eternal life because of the sacrifice of Jesus on our behalf.
Hannah joins blogger chat with us most Saturday mornings, afternoons her time. She has a bright smile and beautiful heart for Jesus. Her blog is at hannahmvandi.com
She shared with us in blogger chat that July 4th in the UK this year is Thank You Day if you click on it you can read about it. It sounds like a wonderful celebration.
So I want to thank my followers in the UK and wish them a Happy Thank You Day. I enjoy your blog posts and appreciate you following and reading my blog. I hope this day is special and meaningful for you.
The things that little boys think as being valuable can be amusing. When I was a boy, I had a collection box filled with things like cool rocks I found, bird feathers, and baseball cards among other things.
But the 4th of July topped them all for amusing things this blogger collected when he was a boy. It was actually the morning of the 5th of July that my treasure hunt would commence. I would get a red wagon and pull it behind me as I went up and down both sides of my street to collect the used fireworks still on the sidewalks. Sure they had already been lit and fired off the night before, but in my eyes they were gems waiting to be collected and played with.
I would get home with my red wagon full of spent fireworks and then reenact the night before pretending to light off the fireworks along with making the sound effects. I am sure it was a slightly entertaining site for my neighbors. But those burnt out fireworks were a boy’s priceless discoveries.
As I think back on it, what was trash to the adults was a little boy’s treasure.
In the eyes of Jesus, everyone has value. Each person is a treasure to Jesus. We might feel burned out in life, used up, but in the eyes of Jesus, we are worth so much that he came and died for us.
It is Memorial Day here in the USA. We remember those who gave their lives defending our freedom. I am thankful for those who have served our country. Our freedom is not free of cost. It cost hundreds of thousands people their lives from the Revolutionary War to now.
Jesus gave his all when he died on the cross for us. I am thankful Jesus made the way for us to be forgiven, have relationship with God, and have eternal life.
Mother’s day can be hard. As we get ready for Mother’s Day tomorrow I realize that it may not look the same for everyone. I have cried on many of a Mother’s Day because I wanted to be a mother so badly and it wasn’t happening. I used to wonder if something was wrong with […]
Happy Valentines Day to my readers. My prayer is that all of my readers/followers come to know the wonderful unconditional love of Jesus. Jesus said, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only son, so that whosoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
The love Jesus spoke of and this verse speaks of is agape love. Agape love is unconditional love. The New Testament was written in Koine Greek which has different words for different types of love. Agape is the love God has for us and when we experience God’s love, we can then show God’s love to others as John wrote in 1st John 4:
We love because he first loved us.
Yes Valentines Day is more about romantic love or friendship love, my hope is for my readers to know and experience God’s unconditional love.