04 Jul

A Tapestry of Freedom

“Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord.” (Psalm 33:12)  The story of America is like a tapestry woven on God’s spindle of Providence in threads that run so true to the theme of freedom. Strong threads of white establish a firm foundation: “In God we trust.”  Purple threads give noble praise to the courageous people who left all behind to establish a country where they could worship God in freedom and truth.

The deep crimson strands of red are a reminder that freedom sometimes comes with the ultimate sacrifice, which is the lives of courageous men and women.  Royal blue threads declare unity established by a constitution, which serves as the blueprint for laws and individual rights.

Golden threads are a reminder that America is a melting pot of people, who through the years have blended their talents, ideas, and dedication to create a nation like none other.  In strands of aqua we see the beauty of her vast oceans and waterways.  Vivid threads of green bring visions of green valleys, majestic mountains, and breathtaking parks.

Magnificent cities with towering skyscrapers of grey display America’s architectural beauty.  May the tapestry of America remain strong, and may it cover its people in peace as they remain a people whose foundation is: “In God we trust.”

Many years have passed since the first celebration of July Fourth, but God’s promise remains: “The Lord will give strength unto His people; the Lord will bless His people with peace.” (Psalm 29:11)

The old State House bell is silent,
Hushed is now its clamorous tongue,
But the spirit it awakened
Still is living – ever young,
And when we greet the smiling sunlight
On the fourth of each July,
We will ne’er forget the bellman
Who, betwixt the earth and sky,
Rang out, loudly, “Independence;”
Which, please God, shall never die!  

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