Monday, July 4, 2016

Happy 4th of July!!!!!!

HAPPY 4th oJuly!!!!!!
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Today is Independence Day, also called 4th of July. Two-hundred and forty years ago, thirteen American colonies declared their freedom from England, and America was born and founded upon God's Word. After all fifty-six men had signed the Declaration of Independence, Samuel Adams said, "We have this day restored God, to Whom alone men should be obedient. He rules from heaven and...from the rising to the setting sun, may His Kingdom come." After that, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail, and said that the Fourth of July "...will be the most remembered...in the history of America. I...believe that it will be celebrated by future generations, as the great anniversary festival. It should be celebrated...with parades, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, big fires, and illuminations; from one end of the continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore."
Fifty, of the fifty-six, men who signed the Declaration of Independence were faithful, active Christians who believed the Bible and attended church regularly. Their writings, as well as their behavior, proved this fact. They believed that to obey God they must fight tyranny. They wanted to put the government back in its proper place under God's control. God is mentioned six times in the Declaration. The opening sentence of the Declaration says, "We hold these truths to be self- evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights..." It was the first time words like these were ever used to create a government.

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God bless America
Land that I love,
Stand beside her and guide her
Thru the night with a light from above;
From the mountains to the prairies,
To the oceans white with foam,
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
God bless America,
My home, sweet home.
- Irving Berlin -
 
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Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war’s desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav’n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: “In God is our trust.”
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave!
- Francis Scott Key -
 
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Did you all do anything special for the 4th? I hope you all had a wonderful, good, and godly Independence day. :)
On a side note, I thought you all would like to see a picture of monkeys climbing a tree made out of fruit, which my sister put together so beautifully for my grandma's 80th surprise birthday party. :) Didn't she do a fabulous job?
 
 

With much love in Christ Jesus,
Ashley

Psalms 33:12
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

1 comment:

  1. That fruit arrangement is amazing!! :D Wow.

    We don't do anything for Independence Day - here in New Zealand we don't celebrate it!

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