"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed." (John 8:36)
Today is the 4th of July, the day we proudly celebrate America's independence by being outside with family and friends to long in the 112 degree Arizona sun, eating too much BBQ, watching fireworks for 18 minutes and then having to drive home in the heavy traffic with tired kids (along with some folks driving next to us who probably drank to much).
And for you friends who are saying, "How do you stand that hot weather in Arizona?"... I fondly remember many July 4th holidays in Nebraska when the temp was 90 and so was the humidity! At least it is a dry heat in Arizona (similar to a blow torch).
I am thankful to have been born and to live in the relative political and religious freedom we enjoy in the USA. But even more thankful for the spiritual freedom we enjoy in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. "So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed."Maranatha!