Happy 4th of July!

Psalm 67:4 ESV, “Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for you judge the peoples with equity and guide the nations upon earth. Selah”

I was born and raised here in America and it is the only country I’ve ever lived in. I was recently reminiscing with my daughter about how in elementary school every morning we would recite the, “Pledge of Allegiance” and then sing, “My Country ‘Tis of Thee”.

Pledge of Allegiance:

“I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America, and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.”

My Country ‘Tis of Thee (we only sang the first verse):

My country tis of thee,
Sweet land of liberty,
Of thee I sing.
Land where my fathers died!
Land of the Pilgrim’s pride!
From every mountain side,
Let freedom ring!

Life was definitely much simpler back in my elementary school days, and there have been many ups and downs. I don’t know what it would have been like to be raised in another country, but America is where God allowed me to be. So I am thankful.

America, just like other countries is far from perfect, but I do thank God for the opportunities that I have had here. I thank Him for the people I have met here that have shown me love and touched my life in someway. America is a beautiful place, but even more beautiful is the God that has kept me and my family safe, and provided for us as we have lived here.

Happy 4th of July!!! 🇺🇸🙏🏿🙏🏽🙏🙏🏼🇺🇸

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