As you  anticipate celebrating July 4 , praise God for our heritage of  religious freedom and ask Him  for the grace to use this gift to serve Him . Before our very eyes our culture is eroding this freedom. Let the battle motivate you to ask God for a greater understanding and  experience of  true freedom in Christ. For more thoughts see Putting God back into the Holidays, pages 225-231.

May God greatly bless you this holiday!!

Bill Thrasher