Saturday, July 03, 2010

This is the time of year the people of the United State celebrate Independence Day.

We will observe this national holiday in a variety of ways: display the flag, shoot off fireworks, cookouts, sporting events--the list is long.

The Fourth of July is one of the supreme days in our national calendar. On this date in 1776 the original thirteen colonies issued their unanimous Declaration of Independence. The now famous Declaration included these memorable words: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." 

Our country has been great because her government has been built on the principles of God's truth.

There are those of us who fear that our nation has begun to decline from its former greatness.

What can we do? We ought to renew a declaration of dependence upon divine Providence.

Listen to the climactic conclusion of the historic document: "For the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor."

Today, as perhaps never before, we as individuals and as a nation need to recognize how utterly dependent we are upon divine Providence. We need to make a Declaration of Dependence on the Providence and the Grace of Almighty God. 



Whidbey Woman said...

Right on, Clif!

Virginia said...

Amen....Very true.
Have a very Happy 4th of July.
Sweet Blessings,

Anonymous said...

AMEN Clif. Blessings to you this July 4th.

Loren said...

Amen Preacher Clif! Preach on!!! I know we would have LOVED being in your church!!! But this way ~ we still are :) & I am oh so blessed!!

Love and Blessings to you on this 4th of July weekend!

Standing in prayer with you and Charlotte!

Joan said...

Well said, Clif. I hope you and Charlotte have a blessed and wonderful holiday!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Hi Clif,
After a long absence I am posting on Spirial Sundays again. I just posted and came to yours and see we have similar thoughts!

We've been traveling a lot and visiting my sister, who has lung cancer and is in treatment now.

We'll be leaving again this coming week.


Gayle said...

Happy 4th to you and yours.

Mevely317 said...

A Declaration of Dependence?
...Yes! This is so Just!

All His blessings to you and Charlotte,


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

AMEN Clif!

Saleslady371 said...

I love your words today and think your firecracker header radiant! Happy 4th to you and Charlotte. Thank you for your prayers for my daughter's biopsy.

sarah said...

yes to this....happy 4th of July.

Cathy said...

Amen. That is so true, Cliff.

bp said...

I like that....Declaration of Dependence....

Hope you've had a happy 4th!

I like your patriotic name banner across the top.