"In-Dependence Day"

Fireworks, BBQ, Family Reunions, and lots of loud noises from things blowing up. And most importantly, Independence. This weekend as a nation we celebrate the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and our freedom from the Kingdom of Great Britain. Free from being under the rule of another governing authority has brought many blessings. As a nation we make our own rules and set our own guidelines. But have we taken our liberty to an extreme? Are we becoming so “independent” that we have forgotten who we should be dependent upon?

I submit that we have become so focussed on being independent, that we have lost sight of where it came from. The very source of our independence was a Sovereign God who saw it fit to show His loving kindness in giving us freedom. Now society screams at the top of its lungs that we all need to be independent. I call it the iGeneration. Where we should be living a life “In-Dependence” upon God, we as a society are living vastly “Independent” from God.
As we celebrate this July 4th, let us remember that the independence we enjoy is not only as a country free from tyranny, but a soul from slavery. We now have the Sovereign God reigning as King in our lives and are free from the bondage of sin. Let us live this life “In-Dependence” of a Holy God who defeated Satan by the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ on the Cross, thus giving us true independence.

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