Happy 4th of July!
Several good Revolutionary War Books out this year:
- Just finished Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution. Some good lessons on honor, self-control, & how not to raise a traitor.
- Reading now: Washington’s Immortals: The Untold Story of an Elite Regiment Who Changed the Course of the Revolution. Great stories about the Marylander’s who gave it all for the cause of American freedom.
Heather & I usually always watch all or part of the John Adams miniseries each summer. If you haven’t seen it, you should. Good depiction of the events & characters leading up to America’s independence.
Reminded by these books that the Declaration of Independence, signed on July 4th, 1776, didn’t automatically produce freedom. There would still be 7 more years of fighting until peace was signed with England on September 3, 1783.
Being a Christian means you’re free from sin’s ultimate penalty & we can experience freedom from sin’s power as we pursue righteousness through a relationship with Jesus Christ. But we’ll still battle sin & fight for this freedom as long as we’re on this earth – Pursue God & when we sin, seek his forgiveness. And remember one day, we’ll be FINALLY FREE from sin’s presence when we’re at home with God forever.
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Thanks we love American history