As Americans look forward to celebrating independence, there is a long standing tradition of blowing things up. It gives everyone a thrill to see the sky lit up with the colors of the rainbow as we watch the "bombs bursting in air!" I love that we are now friends with the country that we fought so hard to gain our freedom from. It's interesting to watch as they seek independence, though they did it through a vote. Whether you are captive or free, as a Christ follower, you have your own personal freedom through Jesus. He has set you free from the bonds of sin and you are no longer a slave to it. Though it is nice to be in a country where we are free to worship Jesus as we please, that freedom is slowly being eroded and we must value it and fight to keep it. We are not the enemy. The enemy is anyone who comes against Jesus and if you open your eyes you can clearly see who that is. Stand up strong for Jesus because without Him, there's nothing worth fighting for.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed. John 8:36