There are many things we can be thankful we are free from this Independence Day. Reflecting on history we realize our independence in 1776 gave us freedom from: tyranny, religious persecution, government without representation. We celebrate our everyday freedoms that continue to be guarded by our brave military all over the globe.
Have you ever reflected on what your freedom is for? How does your freedom serve to make life better for those around you? Everyday there are children who do not enjoy the freedom from fear, from neglect or even abuse. They live right in our communities and are growing in number.
Would you consider using your freedom for the good of these children? To provide your home as foster parents or even to serve a foster family with a helping hand? Our role as local churches is to provide for those in need, especially these children.
What is your church doing to make life better for a foster child? How are you using your freedom to share the love of Jesus in a practical way with a foster family?
As you celebrate Independence Day today, consider how you and your local church can use your freedom to be the hands and feet of Jesus to the foster children in need around us.
The most important freedom we can receive and share with others is the freedom we can know in a personal relationship with Jesus Christ!