So yeah. Today is the day we celebrate this beautiful country of America. The land of the free and the home of the brave. And I have to wonder how many of us really feel all that free and brave these days.
I mean, really, we're in the middle of a wild political race that can make all of us a little on edge at times. Values that our grandfathers never would have questioned are being reevaluated. Violence and terrorist attacks that we never imagined in our wildest dreams keep happening left right and center. It's easy to question if all we're supposed to be celebrating is crumbling right underneath our feet.
I wonder though if we've forgotten that it's not a country that makes us free and brave. It's a Person. And maybe the best way to say thanks for the land we live in is to recognize that our security doesn't come from here but from the One who created it.
Long ago our fathers were promised a better country-- a heavenly one. Maybe we could all hold our heads a little higher if we remembered that we're on a journey. And we're not home yet.
Yeah, crazy things are happening but it's ok. This is just a stop on our journey and we're here to love. So we'll open our arms wide and embrace each day with a heart free and brave, because soon we're going home.
And in the meantime, let's say thanks for getting to spend our journey in a country that's been as blessed and beautiful as this one.
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