Yes, I know that the 5th of July is not the holiday. Yes, I watched fireworks last night with friends and family as we gathered in the parking lot of our church. To top off my celebration I scheduled an 8am dr’s appointment for the 5th of July. A short night, but I was bright and early for the dr’s visit (news—I am gaining weight…:( more discipline needed).
Anyway, back to the 5th of July. There are days in our past that we celebrate because of their significance (ie the 4th of July, birthday’s anniversary’s, and so on). These events are worth celebrating! But what is of significance is what happens the day after the event. Marriages are not made by the ceremony but by the day-to-day choices made in between the anniversary’s. Life is not about being born, it is about the day-to-day choices between the celebration of our birthday. What made America great was not the Declaration of Independence but the daily choices of ordinary men and women who sacrificed greatly to put into practice the words the Declaration contains. So, happy 5th of July!
O people, the LORD has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God. Micah 6:8 (NLT).