Monday, July 4, 2011

Independence Day

The day after congress approved the Declaration of Independence, John Adams wrote a letter to his wife Abigail, predicting that July 4th would be a day of celebration for years to come as "the great anniversary festival." He wrote, "It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty."

It is impossible to read America's history without seeing the hand of Providence guiding, protecting, providing, and laying the foundation for this great nation. As you enjoy the festivities of our nation's birthday, may you, like John Adams, take a moment to reflect, thanking God for our freedom, for His blessing upon us, and praying that we would honor and obey Him as a nation.

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