Happy Independence Day!
Today as we gather with our families and friends, our hearts are filled with immense gratitude and joy for the goodness of God and all that he has provided.
Every year on this date, we celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776 by the Second Continental Congress. It was a remarkable event in our nation's history, and marking the date every year is a reminder to all of us of what our founding fathers' Christian beliefs and steadfast convictions truly inspired.
We are a nation founded on the self-evident truths "that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."
Sometimes we may need a gentle reminder of the sacrifices that have been made by our nation and its peoples over the last few centuries, but this does not detract from the history, faith and love we all share with our Creator.
We pray that God will bless you abundantly today and every day.