The Fourth of July still rings true to the original purpose for me and I hope for all my friends who read this. It is about our patriotic respect for all the good about this country. The freedom, the work ethic, the ideal of helping our neighbors, the beauty of our land, the ingenuity of our people, the care of our nurses, the diligence of law enforcement and soldiers, the many good teachers who work so hard, the grandparents who transmit good heritage, the children who care for aged parents, the parents who devote time and care to raise the next generation, the elders and preachers who appeal to Scripture and nourish people with that sound teaching … I could write more about the exceptional qualities we are privileged to have around us, by the grace of God. There are so many other examples.
I have no prophetic gift to know if all of this will continue and fulfill our greatest hopes. I cannot be certain about the future of this nation. What I can be certain about is, citizens of the Kingdom of Christ have nothing to fear about their destiny. “So we can confidently say, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not fear; what can man do to me’?” And, “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”
“Therefore let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, and thus let us offer to God acceptable worship, with reverence and awe, for our God is a consuming fire,” (Hebrew 13:6,8; 12:28).