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For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you received a spirit of adoption, through which we cry, “Abba, Father!” The Spirit itself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs, heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ, if only we suffer with him so that we may also be glorified with him. I consider that the sufferings of this present time are as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed for us. For creation awaits with eager expectation the revelation of the children of God; for creation was made subject to futility, not of its own accord but because of the one who subjected it, in hope that creation itself would be set free from slavery to corruption and share in the glorious freedom of the children of God. Romans 8:15-21

Happy 4th!  I pray you enjoy this holiday weekend as we celebrate the freedom we are so blessed to have in this great country.  And, as we celebrate the freedeoms we experience as a country, may we never forget to celebrate the freedom we have in the Lord.

2 Thoughts Shared:

Shelby said...

Melanie, happy 4th to you and yours.

And I can't thank you enough for these verses today. I needed them more than you could know.

Barbara said...

Yes praise God we live in a free nation, happy fourth my friend,