Today in America, we celebrate our independence as a nation. I have to admit, I love this day because of the fireworks and, at times, grilling some meat. Most Americans celebrate this day wear American flag shirts or some form of red, white, and blue. There are some that will even paint themselves to look patriotic.
As great as July 4th is for Americans, as Christians living in America, or any nation, we must remember our true freedom. Our freedom comes from Christ. We have been set free from the law that condemns us. We are set free from the sin that so easily entangles us. We are set free to serve the living God. We are set free to love our brothers and sisters in Christ.
The freedoms we enjoy in America was bought by the blood our of armed forces. The freedom we have as Christians was bought by the blood Christ as He stood in our place for our sins. We have been forgiven and no longer stand condemned because of the finished work of Christ.
If you live in a nation that does not have the freedoms Americans have, you are have freedom in Christ. You may stand condemned by your government, but you do not stand condemned if you believe in the only Son of God.
So on this day, whether you are an American or not, enjoy the true freedom we have in Jesus:
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed (John 8:36).