Yippie it’s almost the 4th of July! While most everyone is looking forward to a day off from the rush, rush of daily life and let’s not forget the FIREWORKS, let us also remember the point of the day! I love Fireworks and this year I get to watch the beauty of them over Niagara Falls.. what a Blessing: Fireworks and the sound of the Falls with people from all over the world.
That said, I wanted to share the Primary reason for the day as said in the Declaration of Independence! “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all mankind are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness” Notice it say ALL mankind and endowed by OUR Creator. No man on Earth (which includes the US President/Gov’t) has the right to take these rights away from anyone. In fact, our government & the beliefs America was founded on state just the opposite of what is happening this 4th of July. Not one of us can claim rights to Shut anyone out. Do we need structure? Yes, by all means. Should the guidelines of a country be followed when someone immigrates to the country? Again Yes. But, how would you go thru the processes of following those guidelines and becoming a citizen if you couldn’t enter the country to start the process? Look back in your family history, how many of your own flesh and blood immigrated? Be honest now. I am a firm believer immigration when the processes are followed. Get a green card, a job, pay your taxes, and respect and love your neighbor – in this you have every right to be here. How can any one of us say anything else? That IS what this Great country was founded on. Not to mention, even higher than man’s written word in the laws & in the founding of this country is the WORD of God. Yeshua said the most important commandments are: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself ” He didn’t say, except in America.
So as we come into celebrating our Independence take a moment and read what that means & why our forefathers immigrated to this country in the first place: http://www.ushistory.org/declaration/document/
And remember the beginning of our Constitution: We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America. This was also written for ALL God’s creation because government in the country these people fled from had began abusing their positions, taking advantage of “we the people” the ones who work so hard and create the flow of income in the first place. The rich are not the ones supporting our country, it is WE THE PEOPLE that are the masses spending and striving for the American Dream. And it does take ALL mankind loving one another to have a good Life, Liberty, and to pursue Happiness.. Happiness is not the fruit of abuse, taking advantage of others, robbing seniors of their support in old age, ripping children from the arms of their mother, of hatefulness. I LOVE America so much that I don’t even travel outside of it. I still see the HOPE & potential America has to be ALL God created it to BE. Yet, I also see the potential of total destruction if we don’t Choose the right path. Just as throughout history since the beginning of the creation of this Earth, ONLY Man in his greed, selfishness, and hatefulness can in this country and all others, destroy God’s plan and the Beauty and Love He planned.
Life is All About Choices: Like Jesus, Choose Good things – Choose LOVE and Life – Choose compassion and allow the Spirit of God to lead you. Too many things are taking place that will lead us down the road of destruction. Open your eyes and have ears to hear Yeshua. What kind of heart do you have? Are you a true believer of His Word? That said, Out of many verses of Love this one jumps out to me at this time: “ But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in me to sin, it would be better for him to have a great millstone fastened around his neck and to be drowned in the depth of the sea.”
Let’s keep AMERICA Beautiful & follow The Way of our Lord, Jesus.