Maybe its because I am an optimist, or maybe its because I enjoyed the parade and fireworks yesterday and church today. For whatever reason, I am thankful for what we have in this country. That includes our religious freedom. I could have taken the opportunity to lament the changes that have occured in my lifetime such as the gradual exclusion of Christianity from the public square and other similar trends. However, I decided instead to give thanks to God and bless Him for what we do have. Paul told the Thessolonians to “give thanks in all circumstances” and I have taken him at his word today.
There will be time for contention, but there is also a time for peace and joy and giving thanks. Today I give thanks. I pray you did also.