Saturday, July 2, 2011
"To Be Celebrated By Succeeding Generations..."
On July 2nd, 1776, a resolution was voted upon, that would entirely change the world. That resolution would bring about a document known as the Declaration of Independence. The resolution would forever separate the the British Crown, from the thirteen colonies. The document would now make these colonies a group of independent states, a great nation, to be governed on their own free will. This was the beginning of the United States of America.
"The second day of July, 1776, will be the most memorable epocha in the history of America. I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated by succeeding generations as the great anniversary festival. It ought to be commemorated as the day of deliverance, by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations, from one end of this continent to the other, from this time forward forevermore." John Adams, in a letter written to his wife Abigail
While we do not celebrate the day the declaration was voted on(as John Adams had hoped for, as stated in in a letter to his wife), we do celebrate when the declaration was officially adopted. This date is July 4th, 1776.
What a day for celebration it is! Because of the courage these men showed, in defying a king, we now live in what is truly the greatest nation on earth. While we are in no ways perfect as a nation, it is so evident GOD truly has put forth HIS merciful, and gracious hand upon us. I pray that this nation will wake up, and see that fact, and turn to HIM, and realize that without HIM, we would not be here this day.
While you are out celebrating the birth of our country, take the time to give thanks to the true founder of this country, and give HIM all the praise, for the blessing HE has given us in the form of the United States. :)
With that being said, what do you and your family intend on doing to celebrate the anniversary day? Our family will be heading out to the beach bright and early at 5:30 am. Then we will come home around noon, eat and rest up, before we head to the local town for a HUGE fireworks show, with some friends from church. :D I can't wait for it!
Have a wonderfully blessed Independence Day everyone! Stay safe, and thanks for stopping by!