On Independence Day, we are reminded of all those who have sacrificed for our freedom, following the example of Jesus Christ. Please take a few moments for silence and appreciation this Fourth of July for all we have in our lives. May God’s blessings ever ring out over our land. In the words of Katharine Lee Bates:
O beautiful for spacious skies,
For amber waves of grain,
For purple mountain majesties
Above the fruited plain!
God shed his grace on thee
And crown thy good with brotherhood
From sea to shining sea!