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As July 4th approaches, thoughts of our country's history always comes to mind. Images of the Revolutionary War, George Washington, or the Constitutional Congress are visualized. Or maybe words like patriotism, independence, and freedom come to mind.
Freedoms noted in the U.S. Constitution:
That wonderful document did not give us freedom. The U.S. Constitution was made possible because of the sacrifice of the founders and patriots of this nation. Many great men and women, starting at the birth of this nation and continuing since, have paid the price with their very lives so that we can enjoy "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness". If you have served or are currently serving in the military, thank you so much for your service!
Anyone who is financially free has been given that opportunity or earned it. Some may have inherited their fortunes, but those fortunes were still provided by the long hours of hard work and sweat of a relative or friend. Someone has to pay for it - it just doesn't happen.
Spiritual Freedom: Not to be confused with religious freedom. Religious freedom is addressed in our great constitution. Spiritual freedom is living out one's relationship with their creator in the light of grace and mercy. For Christians, that price was paid by the Son of God himself, Jesus Christ.
Those are just my top three freedoms for which I am thankful (in no particular order).
I would love to know the freedoms for which you are thankful this holiday. Please share by leaving a comment here.