last week we honored and celebrated the united states independence. i currently live as a missionary in belgium and share the ministry load with many americans so, with that, there shall be a celebration. we did just that, hotdogs, mustard (yellow, american), hamburgers, bounce house for the kids, games, dogs running wild, and desserts, desserts, desserts!
i read an interesting post concerning facts about the declaration of independence here.
we can agree, concerning the great nation of "merica," she is blessed and has favor in many areas of operation. despite much of what the media reports, we function with great freedom. americans are who they are because of the freedom to pursue who they want to be.
what david celebrates in psalm two gives us a fair warning to our leaders (and us) of this great nation:
"worship god in adoring embrace, celebrate in trembling awe"
on a personal level, this is the life blood of the believer.
in a community, this is the lifeblood of the community.
on a national scale, likewise, this is the lifeblood of the nation.
we are strong because our commitment to worshipping our creator offers this as a blessing. i read a tweet on the 4th that had a humorous twist.
"so glad we left crummy old england 200 yrs ago to start our own country, one without unfair taxes and corrupt leadership."
don't stop praying for the nation in which you dwell, for god fearing leaders to occupy the legislative seats or offices of great power in political arenas. this is the command paul gives us as the church and believers in romans. jesus occupies the throne even now, and we can live and breath this truth now, despite the reports that are favorably tickling the ears of the masses.