God gives freedom

Happy 4th of July!  A big thank you to all the men and women who serve our nation in the armed forces!  

On this day, we reflect on our legal separation from Great Britain and reminisce the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  We typically eat BBQ, watch fireworks, and listen to patriotic songs like "The Star-Spangled Banner", "God Bless America", and "America the Beautiful".   Did you know that in the fourth verse of our national's anthem it says ," And this be our motto: 'In God is our trust.'" {that's even on our currency}.  Or can you recall that in "America the Beautiful" it sings three times "God shed His grace on thee". 

I find it ironic that these songs mention God, but yet in our schools and courthouses His name is getting removed.  Let's remember our nation in prayer today.  

"Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom"  2 Corinthians 3:17