This Wednesday we celebrate the independence of our country. Regardless of how you feel about the current state of our nation, our independence is worth celebrating. We are, after all, a people that love and value independence.
Recently I have come to believe that independence is an illusion. We all pursue it, but can we really achieve it?
The reality is that we are all dependent on something or someone. We lean on money, substances, people, fame, or even our own strength. All of these things, ALL OF THESE THINGS will fail.
There is one that is eternal that we can depend on. Jesus Christ. His death and resurrection was not only his path to eternity, but it was His invitation for others to follow Him into eternity.
What are you dependent on and will it last? What will happen when eventually it fails?
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
And do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge Him,
And He will make your paths straight.”
Celebrate our countries independence for in it we may live freely in our dependence on the Lord! -jason