Celebrate liberty, freedom, and dependence

Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage to the law. Gal. 5:1

Today we celebrate the United States’ independence. The idea was to create a nation that guaranteed freedoms and allowed for self-governance yet our man-made liberty eventually grew into  more and more laws and greater government control. We understand how to operate like this even when we don’t want to. The practice of freedom through Christ is not one of independence but of dependence on God and submission of our desires themselves to Him.

Lord, I declare dependence and embrace freedom in Christ.