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July 4, 2015

Our Birth Certificate

by Lester Young

From the Just the GOOD News archives…

As the majority of us here in the States take time off from our jobs and businesses to eat, drink, celebrate, socialize and rest (and trying with great zeal to squeeze all that into a very short window, typically resulting in our going back to work afterward even more tired than we were on July 3rd…but I digress), I think it’s fitting to take just a few moments to read the words that brought this great, free nation into being. The Declaration of Independence of the United States of America – our Birth Certificate – serves to remind us just why those leaders back then felt compelled to do what they did, and we would all do well to heed the spirit behind their words.

Although Divine Providence has indeed granted us freedom, we must never ever forget that a cost was always involved, and we humbly thank our Father God for seeing fit to pay it (John 8:36; 1 Timothy 2:6). We must also remember that maintaining our free status requires an ongoing stand of faith against any and all who would seek to usurp it; whether foreign or domestic, spiritual or natural! Happy Birthday to us and to all who love freedom, wherever you may be…

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