Happy Birthday, America!

Irving Berlin‘s “God Bless America” is a beautiful prayer as well as a wonderful song honoring our country on its birthday.  So as we Americans celebrate our 4th of July holiday, let us give thanks to God for the blessings we have received.    And let us use the blessing we have received to God’s glory and honor – that is the best way for us to show thanksgiving to God!   We have freely received His blessings, may use them for the commonweal.

Have a safe and blessed Independence Day holiday!

God bless America, land that I love
Stand beside her and guide her

Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains, to the prairies

To the oceans white with foam
God bless America
My home sweet home

God bless America
My home sweet home

For some thoughts on what freedom is in a Christian perspective see my blog Independence Day 2014.