Happy 4th of July !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (2014)

Posted by in Commemoration/Celebration | July 01, 2014

Happy 4th of July! the wonderful summer holiday when we celebrate our forefathers declaration of freedom from the tyranny of King George III.  Their statement was a bold one.  They knew that they could no longer live under the tyranny of King George III, but if they failed he would have each of their heads.  They pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor for this freedom.  They wrote that they made this pledge “with a reliance on the protection of the divine Providence.”  History shows that their reliance was rewarded.

Do we rely on the divine Providence today?

If we are not doing so well as a nation, then maybe we can do so personally.

 

Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD;

and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

The LORD looks from heaven;

he beholds all the sons of men.

From the place of his habitation he looks upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

He fashions their hearts alike;

he considers all their works.

There is no king saved by the multitude of an host:

a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

An horse is a vain thing for safety:

neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

Behold, the eye of the LORD is upon them that fear him,

upon them that hope in his mercy;

To deliver their soul from death,

and to keep them alive in famine.

Our soul waits for the LORD:

he is our help and our shield.

For our heart shall rejoice in him,

because we have trusted in his holy name.

Let thy mercy, O LORD, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

(Psa 33:12-22 KJV)

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(Photo taken by S. Levine, 2013)