Tuesday, July 4, 2006

Happy 4th of July!!!

 

Let us remember why we celebrate today. It's not about the BBQ's, the boating, swimming, the get together's, the "celebrating". It's not about the fireworks at the end of the night. It's about remembering WHO gave us our freedom, it's about thanking GOD for the nation we live in, it's about remembering......God, Our Troops, Freedom.

 

Someone shared this poem with me, and I think it's perfect.....

 

Jesus on the 4th of July

We gather `round to celebrate
On Independence Day
Pay homage to our country
As the children run and play.


With barbecues and picnics
And fireworks in the air
The flag we own is proudly flown
To show how much we care.


The stars and stripes spell freedom
She waves upon the breeze
While bursts of colors can be seen
Above the towering trees.

This is all quite wonderful
We revel in delight
But God above in divine love
Has brought this day to light.


With just a stroke of liberty
A touch of His great hand
He gave democracy to us
And helped this country stand.


The stripes upon our stately flag
Were touched by His sweet grace
Each star of white that shines so bright
Reflects His loving face.


So as you turn to face the flag
For battles that were fought
Be filled with pride for those who died
And freedoms that were bought.

But don't forget to thank the One
That gives the bright display
The reason why we paint the sky
On Independence Day

BY: Marilyn Ferguson 2003



 

5 comments:

fisherkristina said...

Beautiful entry, Honey!

Krissy
http://journals.aol.com/fisherkristina/SometimesIThink

lv2trnscrb said...

beautiful entry, Christy, and the poem is so true. Hope you had a great day; did the base celebrate the day in any way?

betty

jckfrstross said...

great entry:)

Deb

deshelestraci said...

I think it is with the celebrating that we honor our country and our troops.  We take a day to remember it all. Few people work and most rest and have a good time in our country's name.
Traci

tpiez4me said...

Nice entry for the 4th celebrations!