Our nations' freedom celebration took place once again on the 4th of July. As usual, it was highlighted by food, family, music and firework spectaculars. As a proud American, I'm glad to join in this annual event that was made possible through determined efforts of our forefathers and the many wars and lost lives in the process. There had to be a cost.
The American flag is our symbol for freedom - the stripes represent the original 13 colonies and the stars stand for each state in the USA. The story of America's freedom came at a great price but. more importantly, so did our eternal salvation. It was through His shed blood, His bearing of our stripes, His bearing of our sins, the Lord Jesus Christ was a one-man army. That bright Star of Bethlehem showed so much love for all mankind to allow Himself to suffer in agony and endure the pain in human flesh to save us all! And, He would've done so even if there was but one person left in this world. The world, no matter how big or small, needed a Savior and so, Jesus came.
Aren't you glad the HE chose to provide that through His death on the cross? We need to always remember that One Star who wore the Stripes meant for each one of us. May we be forever grateful to our Lord, the sinless & blameless One, who made the way to eternal freedom!
P.S. Be looking for upcoming Brotherhood concert dates in August. And, in other news, The Dixie Melody Boys are looking for a new lead singer. So.. if interested and ready to relocate, feel free to give them a call.
Be blessed and be a blessing!