As I sat watching the glow of fireworks as they erupted in the air, I couldn’t help but give thanks.
There has been more division the last few years than I have ever known in my lifetime. Did everyone really feel free in 1776? Are people still bitter about this past year on nights with celebration of our country? Is democracy going to disappear? People felt the same fear when Social Security Numbers began. Do we know the truth of anything in the news anymore?
These are just thoughts I have related to the 4th of July! Let’s not even get into my thoughts of every day living.
But I am thankful regardless. I am still filled with gratitude because I am a citizen of the greatest country on the planet. I am thankful to be in this moment, today.
Ultimately, I’m thankful that regardless of all the division and unknowns today my eternity is secured. In that place, it’s not going to matter whether you’re American or not. So we can put aside the disagreements, and celebrate what we have been given, knowing it’s not our ultimate hope.
“No matter what happens in our lives, if we’re under the reign of Christ, victory is secured”. -Melissa Kruger