Independence (Happy 4th of July!)

Happy 4th of July! I love celebrating today because it’s a time when I can get together with my family and enjoy some great food, relax, and maybe take in some fireworks. It’s a great time, but as I was thinking about that, I started to about the word “independence”.

The first thing I think of when it comes to independence is how we achieved it in the first place. We had to fight for it and that led to the greatest sacrifice in the Revolutionary War. But the fight for independence and freedom didn’t stop there. That fight continued in both World War I and II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and onward. Because of our servicemen and women who put their lives on the line every day for this country that we have the independence and freedom to be able to live our lives. So, for those of you who have fought for our right to be free and independent, THANK YOU!

The second thing I think about when it comes to independence is our liberty from sin because of what Jesus did on the cross. Because of Him, we can celebrate with our families in the victories that He has so generously given us. We may fall and stumble from time to time, of course, but God tells us we are forgiven. You are forever independent of sin because of God! Isn’t that amazing?!

I hope that thought inspires you this Independence Day as it did me.

Alex, Producer and Resident Millennial for the Kankelfritz and Friends Morning Show