Today we celebrate independence and freedom as a nation. All across this country people gather together to remember that monumental day, two hundred and forty-six years ago.
This Declaration of Independence came with great cost. I am grateful for the sacrifice given then, and the continued sacrifice of our military to keep us free. Growing up, Mom and Dad taught us to always thank anyone we met who had served our country. I can remember spotting an elderly veteran or someone in uniform and as I shook their hand, I had the utmost respect for them.
It is because of these people I can freely share about the greatest freedom a person can know, the freedom Christ gives through His blood shed on the cross for the sins of all. It is a freedom from sin and eternal death. This truth is laid out in great clarity in Romans 6:22-23:
“But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.”
We know freedom isn’t free. Someone paid a price. Be sure to thank someone today for what they have done for you!