In the United States , the Fourth of July is a national holiday cities and towns have parades and fireworks displays, picnics, and all other patriotic celebrations. All of this is in remembrance of July 4, 1776, when the 13 American colonies declared their independence.
Yes, the word “Independence” appeals to all ages. It means “freedom from the control and influence of others.” Today a lot of teenagers talk about gaining their independence. Many adults have the goal of being “independently wealthy.” And senior citizens want to maintain their independence. Whether anyone is ever truly independent is a discussion for another time and place—but it sounds good. Craving political or personal independence is one thing but daring to pursue spiritual independence is a problem also in this generation. We are not at the new age of being independent also from GOD. More and more people are turning away from GOD , thinking that they can have peace and success without the presence and intervention of our almighty. We need to recognize deep spiritual dependence to GOD. Jesus said, “I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing” (John 15:5). We should not be being self-reliant instead we should be totally and eternally dependent on the One who died to set us free.
Happy Independence Day!