Independence is such an important part of life.
We raise our children to be independent.
We move out on our own to be independent.
Our country fought to have their own independence.
Our country now fights for the democratic independence of other nations.
Independence is also freedom.
Freedom from persecution, fear.
As much as I enjoy my personal rights and freedoms
in the USA;
my freedom comes from the Lord.
I know that I have freedom from all the brokenness of my past.
Any hurt, struggle, or fear I've had is laid to rest
by the blood of Christ.
This Independence Day
may you, too,
find the freedom of Christ!