What is freedom? Webster said "Freedom is the liberation from slavery or restraint or from the power of another: independence". Those words are so true. I have talked with a lot of people from other countries that did not have the freedom to do what they wanted to do or have the freedom of speech, etc. They came to this country so that could achieve success in education and have the freedom to select the job that they wanted to succeed at. I have also spoken to individuals who have grown up in the USA and they did not have the freedom to do what they wanted to even within their own household, but they overcame that obstacle and succeeded as well.
So as I enjoy today, I will reflect on what Independence Day means. July 4th commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declaring that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves as a new nation, the United States of America, and no longer part of the British Empire.
As you are enjoying family, picnics, firework shows..., thank God for your freedom!
The verse that comes to mind is: "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord, the people he chose for his inheritance. From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth." Psalms 33:13-14. God Bless America!
I will end with these words that my friend Rick loves to say "I Love America"! Rick, I love America as well!