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Hard to believe it is the 4th of July!


         I was sitting here reflecting on tomorrow and the meaning of the4th of July.  As I share with my family and friends it appears to mean so many different things.
         To me it is a celebration of the history of the United States of America, the good, the bad, and yes even the ugly. As a nation we have endured 243 years of successes and failures. We have seen the peaceful transition of government (both the presidency and congress), and some would agree that others were totally out of control.
         Historically, 13 colonies sent men with different religions, political beliefs, and yes even different views of human rights. Yet they were able to come together and form a political system that has allowed for a Nation that has accomplished so much not only here within our borders, but around the world.
         We have freedoms that other countries only wish they could have because of those events 243 years ago. I personally thank God daily that I have the privilege to live in the United States, a country that has sent more missionaries around the world than any other nation in history. A country that has given more in humanitarian aid around the world than will ever be known, a country that fought for the freedom of other nations as well as our own. 
         The 4th of July is not only about celebrating this country’s history, it is about celebrating how God has blessed this country. As you reflect on this day, do me a favor!
Read your Bible, Read the Constitution, Study History and pray that God continues to bless the United States of America!


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