Today our country celebrates what is probably the most important day in American history — our independence.
Where I live in the Pacific NW, we celebrate what we hope is the beginning of summer. Hard to believe considering where the rest of the country has been recently in the weather news.
As I reflected on our hopes in the NW for warmer, drier, sunnier days, I found myself thinking of the hope our forefathers held in their hearts when they left England for what would become America.
They were seeking freedom from tyranny, to worship as they wished, to be at liberty to govern themselves, and so much more.
BUT even in gaining independence, those hopes depended on their faith in God, a leaning on His everlasting arms.
In Isaiah 26:2-4, as found in the Amplified Bible, we read:
which keeps her faith and her troth [with God] may enter in.
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose
because he commits himself to You, leans on You,
and hopes confidently in You.
hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an
everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].