Fireworks can be so spectacular - bright and colorful..... and loud! :) The excitement and suspense of what will be shown builds..... as we wait for the sky to darken enough......
Parties happen to watch the displays...... at this time of year, the reason is to celebrate the founding of this great nation and the liberties we still enjoy. Flags may be shown.
Different colors and designs - some simple and some more complicated..... but all seem to draw our attention....
When there are multiples at the same time, we love to watch....
Even simple designs become beautiful against the dark sky.
The short wait between the explosions seems long as we anticipate the next colorful display.....
Yet, we can appreciate the safety of a professional display and the magnificence of it.
Flag burnings are talked of and flags are banned in places.... and the Pledge of Allegiance is avoided.
Textbooks, especially in the Common Core Curriculum, are rewriting an untrue version of "history". Apathy demands that we stay busy with other things and not "worry about it".
On this 4th of July, though, I want to remember WHY we celebrate... and what this country means.... or what it was MEANT to be...not what unscrupulous leaders have done to it. No, the USA is not my God and never will be... and the changes that are happening in this land will not change my destination after I die. However, we who live in the USA have a heritage- not a perfect one, but a good one all the same. Yes, our country has strayed from its beginnings.... and we have forgotten to appreciate the God who allowed this nation to form and become great.
This year, I DO thank God for the USA. This land is troubled, to be sure, but we can still honor God here.... there is still a respect for God in many people.... there is much to thank God for as we celebrate another birthday of our country. May we be moved to thank God and pray for our country.... .... may the fireworks we see and hear be more than noise and bright lights.
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