Friday, July 3, 2009

Do You Know What it Means?

Just curious-do people say, "Merry December 25th?" No, it's Merry Christmas! Then why do people say, Happy 4th of July"?
July 4, 1776- 13 colonies signed the Declaration of Independence. They pretty much signed their death certificates so WE can be free.
"We hold these truths to be self-evident,
that all men are created equal,
that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights,
that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.'
These words mean more than a"Happy July 4th" to me.
They mean-
Independence!
Freedom.
Seriously, do you understand what that means?


Happy Independence Day!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi, My name is katy and I happened upon your blog via another blog. I just wanted to comment because I saw your son's name Diezel. I have an ethiopian son named Diesel. I know I am dork, but I love the name choice!
Many blessings to you!
_ katy
ashatto.blogspot.com

Leah Dooley said...

Another Diezel from Ethiopia? Crazy!

God is teaching me so much about freedom right now. In addition to celebrating patriotically, I am also celebrating in my soul. I feel like I am in bondage to so many things; the world's expectations, the law, pride, wanting more money, anxiety about the future, and so on and so on.

I will spend tomorrow celebrating freedom with you. Thanks for the reminder.

It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery. Gal. 5:1

Aw yay!

Leah Dooley said...

I just can't get over Diezel #2. It's so stinkin crazy.