Saturday, July 4, 2009

Have a great Independence Day!

...And remember, the fight for freedom is still on today...

"Jesus on the 4th of July"
~ by Merilyn Ferguson

We gather ‘round to celebrate
On Independence Day--
Pay homage to our country
As the children run and play.

With barbecues and picnics
And fireworks in the air,
The flag we own is proudly flown
To show how much we care.

The stars and stripes spell freedom,
She waves upon the breeze,
While bursts of colors can be seen
Above the towering trees.

This is all quite wonderful,
We revel in delight,
But God above in divine love
Has brought this day to light.

With just a stroke of liberty,
A touch of His great hand,
He gave democracy to us
And helped this country stand.

The stripes upon our stately flag
Were touched by His sweet grace,
Each star of white that shines so bright
Reflects His loving face.

So as you turn to face the flag
For battles that were fought,
Be filled with pride for those who died
And freedoms that were bought.

But don’t forget to thank the One
That gives the bright display--
The reason why we paint the sky
On Independence Day!

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