Happy Independence Day!  We are so blessed in America to live in a land so many freedoms; freedom of speech, religion, and assembly.  One freedom that I have is not because I am independent from a ruling party, but rather I am dependent on someone else who bought that freedom for me.  That is freedom from sin, and that someone who paid my price is Jesus.  There is absolutely no way I could have done that on my own.  I can't even get through one day without slipping up.  So, on this 4th of July, I reflect and give thanks that I live in this nation, but more importantly I give thanks to God that because of His son I am free from sin and will get to spend eternity with them!

"Praise the Lord, because He has come to help His people and has given them freedom (from sin)."  Luke 1:68  

"God sent his Son so he (Jesus) could buy freedom and so we could become his children." Galatians 4:5