Happy Independence Day!
Today is a day that many can appreciate but many do not as we sometimes forget the meaning of this day, I am guilty of this as well. Many will think of this day as a holiday that many have off to fire up the old Bar-B-Que, invite friends and family over and pig out, drink up and maybe light up some sparklers. But lets try to remember that today. Today represents the day the continental congress signed and finally approved the text that Thomas Jefferson wrote in June 1776 and that was signed on July 2nd, 1776.
The fourth of July was the date chosen by those who signed it so that people would remember it. The Declaration of Independence is a treasured document that is still displayed in the National archives in Washington D.C. and one of the most important documents in the country.
What Today Represents
The 4th of July represents the birth of a nation, the United States of America, that got their independence from the British and is therefore a day to celebrate the creation of a country.
The Declaration of Independence didn’t have the symbolism it has nowadays during its first years of life. It was not until the 19th century. When the new political parties were born that the Declaration was promoted by the Democratic-Republicans as an important piece of American history.
It was not until 1870 that congress declared the 4th of July a national holiday to commemorate the birth of this American nation.
We Have Come a Long Way but Have Ways to Go
As an American I can appreciate that our country has come a long way from the birth as a nation, but we are still a young country regardless and have a lot of work to do. As a country I am thankful I live here as there are many countries who don’t share our beliefs and put so much effort in making our country better. Many will disparage our country for our western beliefs but those are beliefs and I still believe we are one of the strongest countries in the world fighting for the rights of others. Thankful that freedom exists in our country, something not every country has.
Many countries today attempt to mimic our systems because they see the incredible benefits but again, we do have a lot of work to do and many will disagree that we still live in the past as we haven’t not moved the needle far enough. We have to remember that we are run by man and man/women will always fail, they are not GOD. I truly believe GOD has blessed our country because we are still a Christ believing country, but the moment we turn our back on GOD then truly are country will suffer those consequences.
We are a Nation under GOD
As a believer in Christ, I know this personally that if I was turn my back on Christ, he would still love me , but it would hurt GOD. Our country is loved by Christ, but we are ultimately still hurting him by our lifestyles, which is afforded to us by the freedom of our country. I am not saying we should not have freedoms, we should but have to remember the importance of that and not take it for granted because one day our freedoms may not be here.
May we all remember the importance of our forefathers who worked to create a system, a foundation because many countries do not , but rule by unfairness and an iron fist. Let’s all have a blessed Independence day, enjoy the day.
Be Safe, God Bless.