The 4th of July here in the United States is typically a day filled with barbecues, fireworks, and gathering with friends and family to celebrate our independence as a nation. More importantly, it’s a time to thank God and praise Him for all the freedoms He has blessed us with.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance. ~ Psalm 33:12 [KJV]
Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage. ~ Galatians 5:1 [NKJV]
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. ~ 1 Peter 2:16 [ESV]
For you have been called to live in freedom, my brothers and sisters. But don’t use your freedom to satisfy your sinful nature. Instead, use your freedom to serve one another in love. ~ Galatians 5:13 [NLT]
Fatherhood is indeed a joy and a privilege for many, and this Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your own dad (or special father figure) that you love and appreciate them. How you choose to express your love for him is up to you, but simply letting him know that you admire and respect his selflessness, support, and even faith will mean more to him than you’ll ever know. And if you can no longer celebrate Father’s Day with your dad, thank God for him and know that he lives on in your memories and your heart.
“The just man walketh in his integrity: his children are blessed after him.” ~Proverbs 20:7
“Grandchildren are the crown of the aged, and the glory of children is their fathers.” Proverbs 17:6