As we reflect on our nation’s independence, may we never take that freedom for granted. That freedom came at no little cost: many gave the ultimate, their own life’s blood. Soldiers areÂ continuingÂ to give their lives for our freedom. Just this past week, a soldier from Overland Park, Kansas, died in Afghanistan, and all Kansas flags were flown at half-mast yesterday in his honor.
Thinking about our physical freedom, reminds me of the One Who purchased my soul’s freedom with His own blood. Jesus Christ gave His life and paid the debt we never could, for those who will accept Him. The road is narrow; the path often difficult; Â but the journey is sweet as we stay close to the Savior.
Today, there has been a great team of workers at Joseph’s house. The guys were able to get the sheetrock hung in the dining room and kitchen. This, in turn, sealed the attic, which thus allowed for the AC to be turned on: a welcome change in the 100 degree Kansas heat!
Happy Independence Day!
“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:”
–1 Peter 1:18-19