Independence Day

May we think of freedom, not as the right to do as we please, but as the opportunity to do what is right. (Peter Marshall, late US Senate chaplain)

We are grateful for those who made it possible for us to live in an independent republic where freedom is guaranteed to its citizens. And the truth of Marshall’s comment must be re-learned by every generation. We have seen how freedom is often misused, thinking you can do whatever you want to satisfy your own needs or wants. Let’s return to the fundamental truth of liberty.

For you have been called to live in freedom . . .  But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love (Galatians 5:13).